An 8-year-old boy was killed and four other people were hospitalized after a head-on crash in Riverside early Tuesday.
The collision occurred around 7:30 a.m. at Arlington and Stover Avenues and involved a gray Nissan sedan and a white Honda sedan.
Home security video obtained by KTLA shows the driver of the Honda apparently losing control and veering into the path of the Nissan. The violent impact scattered car parts and debris across the roadway and into yards.
Four people in the Nissan, a female adult and three juveniles were rushed to a hospital with injuries ranging from critical to serious, a spokesperson for Riverside Police said. An eight-year-old boy later succumbed to his injuries.
The man driving the Honda was hospitalized in serious condition.
“I was at work watching everything from the cameras. I was shocked,” one neighbor, Isabel Cisneros told KTLA. “I saw a little girl lying on the road.”
Cisneros says speeding is an ongoing problem on that stretch of Arlington Avenue. Just last month, a truck careened into her bedroom wall. Now she sleeps in her living room out of fear.
“It’s scary. I can’t really sleep at night not knowing if another car is going to plow into the house,” said Cisneros, adding that neighbors have asked the city to install a traffic signal or stop sign.
Police are still investigating if alcohol or drugs were factors in the crash.