Toddler Dies in Eastvale Aug 20

EASTVALE — A toddler suffered serious head trauma and died after being hit by a vehicle Sunday, Aug. 20.  in Eastvale. 

UPDATE: a hospital spokes person said the injured toddler was 2, a female, and the alleged driver was her 16 year old brother who reportedly didn’t see her as he backed down the driveway. 

The deadly accident happened at the Swan Lake mobile home park in the 5800 block of Hamner Avenue in Eastvale.Deputies assigned to the Eastvale Police Department and other emergency first responders rushed to the location about 2:30 p.m.,  After they were notified regarding a vehicle versus pedestrian traffic collision, Riverside Sheriff’s Sergeant Justin Rowan explained in a written press release what happened in the tragic accident.

When officials arrived at the location they found a 2-year-old had been struck by a vehicle. Paramedics quickly determined the child had sustained serious head injuries.

AMR medics transported the injured child by ambulance to a hospital, where “life saving measures were unsuccessful and the juvenile later died at the hospital,” said Rowan.

The Eastvale Police Department’s Traffic Collision Reconstruction Team responded to the scene and assumed the investigation into the fatal incident.

Neither alcohol nor drug impairment were believed to be factors in the collision and no criminal charges have been requested at this time, according to Rowan.

The investigation is active and ongoing. 

Anyone with additional information or who witnessed the accident should contact Deputy Petersen at the Jurupa Valley Station at (951) 955-2600. Callers can refer to incident file number EV172320044 and can remain anonymous. Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff’s CrimeTips online form.