A van and an SUV collided in Riverside, seriously wounding several people, including a 4-year-old child who suffered critical injuries, police said Sunday.
The crash occurred just after 10:40 p.m. Saturday on Main Street north of Garner Road, according to Riverside Police Sgt. Erich Feimer.
Investigators believe the 38-year-old Riverside woman behind the wheel of a 2006 Dodge van was traveling southbound on Main Street when she crossed the center median into oncoming traffic and collided with a northbound 2003 Chevy Tahoe driven by a 49-year-old woman from Pomona.
It was not clear what caused the driver of the Dodge to cross into the wrong side of the road, and drugs or alcohol are not believed to have played a factor in the crash, according to Feimer.
“This collision caused multiple injuries with multiple people being transported to several local hospitals,” he said.
Authorities did not specify how many people were injured but said a 4-year-old who was not properly restrained in a child safety seat in the rear of the Dodge van was taken to Loma Linda University Medical Center and is in critical condition with a significant brain bleed.