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Posted on: December 16, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Major Injury Traffic Collision


Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Major Injury Traffic Collision
Station Area:Palm Desert
Written Date:December 16, 2019Time:7:30 PM
Incident Date:December 16, 2019Time:3:54 PM
Incident Location:45500 Block of Portola Avenue, Palm Desert
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Rod LaBrecque
File Number(s):T193500120


On Monday, December 16, 2019, at 3:54 PM, deputies from the Palm Desert Sheriff’s Station responded to the report of a traffic collision involving a vehicle and pedestrian at the intersection of Portola Ave. and Shadow Mountain Dr., Palm Desert.  Upon arriving to the scene, deputies located a 57-year-old female suffering from injuries consistent with being stuck by a vehicle.  The female was transported to a local hospital for treatment.  The driver of the vehicle, a 19-year-old white male, remained at the scene and cooperated with the investigation.  Both parties are Palm Desert residents

The preliminary investigation indicates the motorist was turning northbound onto Portola Ave. from eastbound Shadow Mountain Dr.  The pedestrian was crossing Portola Ave. westbound within the crosswalk when she was struck by the vehicle sustaining significant injuries. 

The Palm Desert Station’s Traffic Reconstruction Team responded and assumed the investigation.  The investigation to determine the cause of the collision is ongoing, and anyone who witnessed the collision or has further information is asked to call Deputy Bradley Stone of the Palm Desert Station’s Traffic Team at (760) 836-1600.

Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff's CrimeTips online form.

The Riverside County Sheriff's Department is seeking applicants for Deputy Sheriff, Deputy Sheriff Trainee, Correctional Deputy, Sheriff's 911 Communications Officer, and other employment opportunities such as clerical and support positions.  If you are interested in a career with us, please apply at or call 1-888-Join-RSD

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