RIVERSIDE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT
Sheriff Chad Bianco
|Press Release:||Hit and Run/Driving Under the Influence(DUI) involving collision with Riverside Sheriff Transport Van|
|Station Area:||Moreno Valley|
|Written Date:||January 28, 2022||Time:||8:15 AM|
|Incident Date:||January 28, 2022||Time:||12:30 AM|
|Incident Location:||14th Street and Lime Street, city of Riverside|
|Reporting Officer:||C. Sergeant Deanna Pecoraro, Public Information Officer|
|File Number(s):||MV220280008 / 220002358 (Riverside Police Department)|
|Miguel Gamboa Fragoza|
On Friday, January 28, 2022 shortly after 12:30 a.m., a Riverside Sheriff’s prisoner transport van was struck by a white Honda CR-V at 14th Street and Lime Street in downtown Riverside, causing it to overturn. The van was occupied by a Riverside Sheriff’s Community Service Officer and three arrestees, all who were taken to a local hospital with minor injuries.
The Honda CR-V fled the scene but left behind it’s front bumper with license plate, along with a fluid trail that went east on 14th Street from the collision scene. Riverside Police Officers followed that trail and located the suspect vehicle and driver at 12th Street and Bermuda Avenue where he was safely detained.
The preliminary investigation revealed the Riverside Sheriff’s van was traveling west on 14th Street when it entered the intersection at Lime Street on a green light. The Honda CR-V was driving south on Lime Street when the driver failed to stop for the red light at 14th Street and collided into the Sheriff’s van, causing the van to roll over one time.
27-year-old Miguel Gamboa Fragoza of San Bernardino was arrested by the Riverside Police Department and later booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol causing injury and hit and run causing injury, both felony charges. The traffic collision will also be investigated by the Riverside Police Department.
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