Police: Man dies after falling, hitting head during pursuit in Southern California

A man fleeing police in Riverside died after he fell and struck his head on Sunday evening, Aug. 1, according to police.

Shortly after 9 p.m., officers attempted to stop a car on Van Buren Boulevard near the 91 Freeway for an unspecified reason when the suspect car fled police, Officer Ryan Railsback said. A few minutes after the pursuit started, the suspect allegedly attempted to exit the moving car when he fell and struck his head, possibly on a fire hydrant, in the 9400 block of Garfield Street, Railsback said.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene, Railsback said. No identifying suspect information was immediately available.

Further details regarding the incident were not immediately available.