On April 24, 2014, at 12:57 pm, the Redding Police Department responded to the intersection of Buenaventura Boulevard and Placer Street for a collision involving a vehicle and motorcycle.
Officers arrived and determined that a Honda Accord driven by Virginia Anderson, 53 years of Redding, was northbound on Buenaventura Boulevard. The Honda Accord made a left turn from northbound Buenaventura Boulevard to westbound Placer Street, failing to stop for the red light.
A Suzuki motorcycle ridden by Hayley Riggins, 26 years of Redding, was southbound on Buenaventura Boulevard at Placer Street. The Suzuki motorcycle was proceeding through the intersection on a green light when it struck the Honda Accord.
Hayley Riggins suffered major head injuries from the collision. She was transported to Mercy Medical Center and is currently in critical condition.
Virginia Anderson was evaluated by a Redding Police Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) and was determined to be driving under the influence of drugs. Anderson admitted to using prescription medication, marijuana, and methamphetamine earlier in the day.
Anderson was booked at the Shasta County Jail for felony DUI causing injury and is being held on $50,000 bail.
From Redding Police Department press release.