Traveling with children, regardless of distance can often present a number of challenges for parents and caregivers. Making sure that each child is properly restrained either in the appropriate type of car seat, or seat belt restraint and following the rules of the road can be harrowing and stressful. The most stressful concern for most parents is getting to their destination without getting into a serious accident.
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The Press-Enterprise in Riverside reported on their website about a fatal accident that happened in the late hours of February 5th at the intersection of Lincoln Avenue and Jefferson Street between a Toyota Tundra and an 18-wheeler.
Authorities say that the collision occurred when a 28-year-old woman who was driving a white Toyota Tundra pickup truck ran the stop sign at Lincoln Avenue and Jefferson, ramming her truck into the side of the semi-tractor trailer rig.
Emergency crews from the Riverside Fire Department responded to the crash site where bystanders were pulling children that had been in the pickup truck from the wreckage.
The driver of the pickup truck was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.
The fire department managed to free the survivors who were inside the wrecked vehicles. Paramedics then transported the children to an area hospital for treatment where they were listed to be in moderate condition.
The driver of the big rig was also injured in the accident and was also transported to a local hospital for treatment.
So far no names have been released.
The crash is still currently under investigation by the Major Accident Investigation Team of the Riverside Police Department. Law enforcement officials are asking the public to call 951-826-8724. If they have any information regarding the fatal crash.