A Riverside police car hit and fatally wounded a 57-year-old female pedestrian who was trying to cross a street early Sunday.
The woman, identified as Isabel Pablo, was trying to cross when she was struck by a black-and-white patrol car being driven by an officer who was on-duty just before 8 a.m. on Madison Street at Emerald, police said.
Riverside Police Lt. Chuck Griffitts said the officer was responding to a call of a suspicious vehicle when the accident occurred. Witnesses described the woman as walking briskly just outside the crosswalk on Emerald, he said.
The officer stopped to render aid and a second police unit behind him called paramedics because the officer involved in the accident was so distraught, Griffitts said.
Pablo was taken to Riverside Community Hospital, where she was initially listed in serious condition and died Sunday night, according to a press release from the Riverside County Coroner's Office.
Anyone with information related to this investigation is urged to contact Riverside Police Detective Rick Prince at 951-826-8722.