Woman, 51, fatally struck by motorcycle while crossing Riverside street – Suspect sought

RIVERSIDE, Calif., — Authorities say a hit and run that occurred in Riverside ended in the death of a pedestrian late Friday evening, Oct. 8. The alleged suspect fled the scene of the fatal collision, which occurred in the area of Van Buren Boulevard and Wood Road, according to officials.

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City of Riverside police and fire personnel were dispatched to the scene shortly before midnight after receiving reports of a motorcycle versus pedestrian traffic collision, Riverside PD has since reported.

When officials arrived they found a critically injured woman down in the roadway and she was rushed to Riverside University Health System’s trauma center where she later succumbed to her injuries and passed away.

The Riverside County Sheriff-Coroner’s Office has since identified Lisa Cullinan, 51, of Riverside, as the pedestrian killed in the hit and run collision. A coroner’s release indicated she was pronounced deceased at 12:35 a.m.

Based on the circumstances, members of Riverside Police Department’s Major Accident Investigation Team responded and and assumed the investigation.⁣

During their investigation, Traffic Team officers determined Cullinan had been walking northbound on Wood Road, crossing Van Buren Boulevard, when she was struck by a motorcycle traveling westbound on Van Buren Boulevard.

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The motorcycle continued westbound and failed to stop and the rider has not yet been identified or apprehended and Riverside PD’s investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information regarding this collision or who witnessed the fatal incident is urged to call Riverside Police Traffic Detective G. Matthews at (951)826-8724 or by email.



Contact the writer: trevor.rcns@gmail.com

Trevor Montgomery, 50, moved in 2017 to the Intermountain area of Shasta County from Riverside County and runs Riverside County News Source (RCNS) and Shasta County News Source (SCNS).

Additionally, he writes or has written for several other news organizations; including Riverside County-based newspapers Valley News, Valley Chronicle, Anza Valley Outlook, and Hemet & San Jacinto Chronicle; the Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County; and Mountain Echo in Shasta County. He is also a regular contributor to Thin Blue Line TV and Law Enforcement News Network and has had his stories featured on news stations throughout the Southern California and North State regions.

Trevor spent 10 years in the U.S. Army as an Orthopedic Specialist before joining the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in 1998. He was medically retired after losing his leg, breaking his back, and suffering both spinal cord and brain injuries in an off-duty accident. (Click here to see segment of Discovery Channel documentary of Trevor’s accident.)

During his time with the sheriff’s department, Trevor worked at several different stations; including Robert Presley Detention Center, Southwest Station in Temecula, Hemet/Valle Vista Station, Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center, and Lake Elsinore Station; along with other locations.

Trevor’s assignments included Corrections, Patrol, DUI Enforcement, Boat and Personal Water-Craft based Lake Patrol, Off-Road Vehicle Enforcement, Problem Oriented Policing Team, and Personnel/Background Investigations. He finished his career while working as a Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigator and was a court-designated expert in child abuse and child sex-related crimes.

Trevor has been married for more than 30 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and his “fluid family” includes 13 children and 18 grandchildren.

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