Driver of white box van fled scene of collision that left motorcyclist with major injuries, according to police

Cathedral City Police Search for White Box VanCATHEDRAL CITY — Police here are seeking the community’s help in locating a white box van that was involved in a collision about 11:40 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 6.

A single motorcyclist was traveling westbound on Vista Chino from Landau Boulevard at a high rate of speed, according to a police department news release.

A white box van traveling eastbound on Vista Chino made a left (northbound) turn into the Stater Bros shopping center, in the path of the motorcycle, according to the police release. The motorcyclist was unable to stop and collided with the rear passenger side of the box van.

After the collision, the van continued through the parking lot and fled the scene. The motorcyclist was transported to Desert Regional Medical Center with major injuries. The rider was admitted and is in critical but stable condition, according to a police news release. The van is a white box-style van with significant collision damage to the rear of the passenger side. The suspect vehicle was captured on surveillance cameras driving through the Stater Bros parking lot.

If you have information related to this incident or believe you may have information, please contact Officer Alberto Felix at (760) 770-0300 ext. 739; or via the Cathedral City Police Department website at:; or email

You may also report information anonymously through Coachella Valley Crime Stoppers, by calling (760) 341-STOP; or through the WeTip hotline at: 1-(800)-78-CRIME or Some tip information may qualify for a cash reward.

Image Sources

  • Damaged white van: CCPD
  • White box van: CCPD