RIVERSIDE – A 39-year-old man was arrested following a traffic collision that critically injured a 6-year-old child Monday morning. The collision occurred at 10692 Indiana Avenue directly in front of the Fire Station when the vehicle collided into a roadway sign. Fire officials rushed to the aid of the vehicle occupants administering aid as the Riverside Police Department officers responded.
Primary investigation revealed that the vehicle was heading westbound on Indiana Avenue when it left the roadway and collided into the large street sign pole. The child was in the front passenger seat and sustained major injuries. Authorities said that the child was improperly restrained. The driver, Jesse Posada, was under the influence of prescription drugs and marijuana.
He was booked into jail for Felony Driving Under the Influence and Child Endangerment. 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 K. Madsen at (951) 826-8723.
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