RIVERSIDE, Calif. (KTLA) — A woman and a child were killed and two others hospitalized when a car jumped the curb and plowed into a bus bench near a major shopping area Friday.
The incident happened just after 1 p.m. when a man traveling westbound on Magnolia somehow lost control, swerved across three lanes of traffic before hitting four people waiting at the bus stop near the West Plaza Shopping Center.
Police said two people, including a woman and a female child, died at the scene.
The dead were identified as a 28-year-old resident of Riverside and a 7-year-old resident of Corona, a Riverside police news release said.
A man and a woman were transported to an area hospital with critical injuries.
They are identified only as a 31-year-old Riverside man and a 30-year-old woman from Corona.
Investigators say the girl was related to the injured man and woman.
The driver, a 45-year-old Riverside resident, was treated at the scene for minor injuries.
He was taken to the Riverside Police Department for questioning.
Authorities said they are conducting a “major accident investigation” to determine the cause of the crash.