RIVERSIDE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT
Sheriff Chad Bianco
|Press Release:||Major Injury Traffic Collision and Road Closure|
|Station Area:||Moreno Valley|
|Written Date:||January 28, 2021||Time:||10:45 PM|
|Incident Date:||January 28, 2021||Time:||6:45 PM|
|Incident Location:||Heacock Street/Ironwood Avenue, Moreno Valley|
|Reporting Officer:||Sergeant Joe Narciso|
|Salvador Joseph Barnes|
On January 28, 2021, at 6: 45 PM, deputies from the Moreno Valley Sheriff Station responded to a report of a major injury traffic collision on Heacock Street at Ironwood Avenue, in the city of Moreno Valley. Deputies arrived within a minute and discovered a single vehicle collided with a signal light pole. A 6-year old passenger had major injuries and was transported to a local hospital for treatment. The driver of the vehicle, Salvador Joseph Barnes, 44 years old of Moreno Valley, was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries.
Members of the Moreno Valley Traffic Reconstruction Team responded and are investigating this collision. After further investigation, Barnes was placed under arrest for driving under the influence of alcohol and causing injury. The roadway was closed with detours for approximately five hours for the scene investigation.
Anybody with information about this incident is encouraged to call Deputy Galbreath of the Moreno Valley Sheriff Station, at (951) 486-6700, or the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, at (951) 776-1099.
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