A 58-year-old Riverside woman fatally struck by a pickup truck as she attempted to push her wheelchair-bound son across a street was identified today.
Hermina De Rivera died from injuries sustained at approximately 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the intersection of Magnolia Avenue and McCray Street.
According to Riverside police, De Rivera was just starting to cross Magnolia, pushing her disabled son in his wheelchair from east to west, when a 2007 Chevrolet pickup approached from the north.
The driver, a 76-year-old Corona man, apparently did not see the mother and son until the last second and turned sharply, missing the wheelchair but hitting De Rivera, police said.
The victim was rushed to Riverside Community Hospital, where she died less than an hour later from her injuries.
Her son was not injured.
The driver was not arrested.
Alcohol and drugs were ruled out as factors. There is no marked pedestrian crossing where the accident occurred.