Two people were taken to Loyola University Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries after a rollover crash on First Avenue at Forest Avenue in Riverside on July 26 at about 2:15 p.m.
According to Riverside Police Sgt. Jeffrey Miller, the crash occurred as the stoplight was changing on First Avenue and involved a vehicle making a left turn from southbound First Avenue onto eastbound Forest Avenue.
However, Miller said, police need to obtain surveillance video from Riverside-Brookfield High School in order to determine who was at fault.
As the silver vehicle was making its turn, a maroon Nissan SUV heading northbound entered the intersection. Both vehicles tried to evade one another, but they made contact. The crash caused the SUV to rollover to the north.
Riverside and Lyons firefighters extricated a man and a woman from the SUV, which came to rest on its passenger side, said Riverside Fire Chief Matthew Buckley. The driver of the silver sedan was not injured and signed a treatment refusal form.
It’s the second potentially deadly crash to happen at the intersection in three days. On July 24, a car trying to avoid a car making a left turn onto Ridgewood Road left the roadway and grazed a pedestrian standing on the corner with her bicycle.
The teenager suffered a minor knee injury and neither motorist was injured. Police continue to look for the driver of the vehicle that made the left turn onto Ridgewood Road. That vehicle left the scene immediately after the incident.