RIVERSIDE, Ca. – A 20-year-old male pedestrian lost his life after being struck by a hit-and-run driver, police said.
On Monday, August 19, 2019, at around 8:25 p.m., a 911 call was made reporting a vehicle versus pedestrian collision on Indiana Avenue, east of Jackson Street. Authorities said that the 19-year-old old man from Riverside was crossing from the south to the north side of Indiana Avenue when a vehicle driving eastbound struck him. The vehicle did not stop, and continued driving eastbound on Indiana Avenue. The vehicle was described as a dark blue or black Toyota Corolla or Honda Civic.
The badly injured pedestrian was rushed to the hospital where he died as a result of his injuries. The pedestrian has been identified as Marcos Figueroa.
The Riverside Police Department’s Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) responded and is currently investigating.
Anyone with information regarding this collision is urged to call Riverside Police Traffic Detective G. Matthew at (951) 826-8724 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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