UPDATED: RIVERSIDE: 20-year-old pedestrian struck, killed while crossing street ID’d
RIVERSIDE – Officials have identified a man who as killed while crossing a Riverside street Wednesday afternoon, April 26. The fatal vehicle versus pedestrian accident happened on Martin Luther King Boulevard west of Douglass Avenue. According to officials, the victim was not inside a marked cross walk when he was struck while crossing the street.
Riverside County Coroner officials later identified the victim as Corion Green, 20, of Riverside. According to officials, Green died at Riverside Community Hospital about 4:37 p.m., just over thirty minutes after he was struck.
Riverside Police and Fire personnel were dispatched to the scene of the accident about 4:05 p.m., when the City of Riverside’s Emergency Dispatch Center received multiple 911 calls from witnesses reporting the major-injury traffic collision.
When emergency first responders arrived at the scene, they located Green in the roadway. He was “suffering from major injures,” Riverside PD Traffic Bureau Sergeant Erich Feimer explained in a written press release after the accident.
Firefighter/paramedics immediately began life-saving efforts before American Medical Response medics transported the victim to Riverside Community Hospital for further evaluation and treatment.
Despite their best efforts, medical personnel were unable to save Green’s life. He succumbed to his injuries and pronounced dead by emergency room staff.
The Riverside Police Department’s Major Accident Investigation Team responded to the scene of the accident and assumed the investigation. The driver of the vehicle that struck Green was reportedly cooperating with the investigation.
Based on their initial investigation and statements from witnesses at the scene, officers determined Green was fatally struck while he attempted to cross Martin Luther King Boulevard.
“(Green)…exited a driveway on the south side of Martin Luther King Boulevard, crossing the street outside of the marked crosswalk,” said Feimer.
The driver of a black 2005 Chevy Monte Carlo, who was only identified as a 43-year-old Murrieta resident, “attempted to avoid the pedestrian but was unable to and struck him,” Feimer stated.
The car was traveling westbound in the number one lane near the middle of the street when it struck Green.
Officials are still investigating the fatal accident.
Anyone with information regarding this collision or who witnessed the deadly incident is urged to contact Riverside Police Traffic Detective G. Matthews at (951) 826-8724 or by email. Callers can refer to incident file number #P17-073-955 and can remain anonymous.
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Trevor Montgomery runs Riverside County News Source and Shasta County News Source. Additionally, he writes for Riverside County based newspapers, Valley News and Anza Valley Outlook and also writes for Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County.
Trevor spent 10 years in the U.S. Army as an Orthopedic Specialist before joining the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in 1998. He was medically retired after losing his leg and breaking his back in an off-duty accident.
During his time with the sheriff’s department, Trevor worked at several different stations, including Robert Presley Detention Center, Southwest Station in Temecula, Hemet/Valle Vista Station, Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center and Lake Elsinore Station, along with other locations.
Trevor’s assignments included Corrections, Patrol, DUI Enforcement, Boat and Personal Water-Craft based Lake Patrol, Off-Road Vehicle Enforcement, Problem Oriented Policing Team and Personnel/Background Investigations. He finished his career while working as a Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigator and was a court-designated expert in child abuse and child sex-related crimes.
Trevor has been married for more than 26 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and has 13 children and 12 – soon to be 13 – grandchildren.