MORENO VALLEY — Three people were injured, one critically, in a two-vehicle, major injury crash Sunday, June 4. The accident happened at the intersection of Perris Boulevard and Bay Avenue in Moreno Valley.
City of Moreno Valley fire and police officials were dispatched to the collision at 11:33 a.m., after other motorists and witnesses called 911 to report the wreck.
Deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Moreno Valley Police Station arrived within minutes of the dispatched call and located two wrecked vehicles that had smashed into each other, Riverside Sheriff’s Sergeant Jaime Hernandez explained in a written press release after the accident.
Both cars came to rest on the northeast corner of the intersection and vehicle parts and debris were strewn across the intersection.
Firefighter/paramedics immediately began evaluating and treating three people who were in the vehicles when they collided.
“The driver of one of the vehicle was found unresponsive, and was immediately transported by paramedics to a local hospital where he is listed in critical condition,” said Hernandez.
American Medical Response medics transported the driver and passenger of the other vehicle to an area hospital. Their injuries were reported as minor.
Members of the Moreno Valley Traffic Reconstruction Team responded and assumed the investigation.
During their investigation, officials called for the temporary closure of Perris Boulevard in both directions, between Alessandro Boulevard and Cottonwood Avenue. Perris Boulevard remained closed for several hours and was reopened about 6 p.m.
Officials have not yet determined if alcohol or drug intoxication were contributing factors in the collision, pending toxicology results.
Anyone with information about this incident or who witnessed the collision is encouraged to contact the Moreno Valley Traffic Reconstruction Team at (951) 486-6700. Callers can refer to incident file number MV171550168 and can remain anonymous. Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff’s CrimeTips online form.