News release - 6/19/2012

Published 6/19/2012 (all press releases for this day)

Jeri Williams
Chief of Police
Oxnard Police Department

R. Jason Benites
Assistant Chief

Scott Whitney
Assistant Chief



INCIDENT Serious injury collision     
DATE/TIME June 19, 2012 at 6:30 a.m. 
LOCATION Ventura Road and Devonshire Drive, Oxnard 
DRIVER 1 James Phillips, 41, Oxnard resident 
DRIVER 2 Darrel Koontz, 45, Oxnard resident 
VEHICLE 1 Blue and grey Suzuki motorcycle (solo occupant) 
VEHICLE 2 Blue GMC Envoy (solo occupant) 
CONTACT Mónica Muñoz Community Affairs Manager  / PIO
(805) 385-7631

(Oxnard, CA) On June 19, 2012, at about 6:30 a.m., Oxnard PD officers responded to the intersection of Ventura Road and Devonshire Drive after receiving a call of an injury traffic collision. Once on scene, officers and EMS personnel found that a blue and grey Suzuki motorcycle and a blue GMC Envoy collided in the intersection of Ventura Road and Devonshire Drive. The motorcyclist, James Philips, 41, sustained serious injuries as a result of the collision and was transported to Ventura County Medical Center where he is listed in stable condition. The SUV driver, Darrel Koontz, 45, was not injured.
Preliminary investigation indicates that the motorcycle was possibly traveling at a high rate of speed northbound on Ventura Road approaching Devonshire Drive. The SUV was making a left turn from southbound Ventura Road to eastbound Devonshire Drive. As the SUV made the left turn, the motorcyclist began braking and lost control. The motorcycle struck the SUV, however, the rider, Phillips, was thrown clear.
Anyone with information about this collision is encouraged to call Oxnard PD at (805) 385-7740 or Senior Officer Maria Peña at (805) 385-7750. If you wish to remain anonymous you may call the violent crimes hotline at (805) 982-7070 or Ventura County Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477. You can also visit this site to submit a tip via text or email.


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