Riverside Police Department Press Release

 

For Immediate Release

Date April 7, 2004
Contact Sergeant Don Taulli
Phone (909) 826-5576
Fax (909) 826-5699

 

Pedestrian vs. Train

Location: Dewey E/of Streeter
Time: 12:30 PM
Decedent: Unknown male (ID pending Coronerís investigation)
 

Riverside, Ca-  At approximately 12:30 PM the Riverside Police Department responded to an injury collision at the above location. On arrival officers found a deceased male on the railroad track siding. On the railroad tracks two trains were stopped. One on the E/B tracks and one on the W/B tracks.

Witnesses stated the deceased subject was walking east on Dewey from Streeter on the south sidewalk. For unknown reasons this subject ran north across Dewey and onto the railroad tracks. The subject then attempted to run across the tracks however he tripped and fell. He then got up and tried to run across the tracks a second time when he was struck by an east bound train.

The subject was treated by members of the Riverside Fire Department and declared deceased at the scene. The collision is being investigated by the Riverside Police Department Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT).