News Story


Pedestrian Injured in Fillmore Traffic Collision
8/25/2014 2:46:00 AM


Nature of Incident:

Injury Traffic Collision

Report Number:



San Cayetano Elementary School

Date & Time:

August  25, 2014, at 7:38 AM

Unit(s) Responsible:

Fillmore Police Department


City of Residence


Patricia Gradias

Steven Miech                                                             








On August 25, 2014, at approximately 7:38 AM, deputies from the Fillmore Police Department, Fillmore Fire Department Engine 91, and AMR ambulance responded to a pedestrian versus vehicle injury collision at San Cayetano Elementary School, located at 514 Mountain View Street.  Steven Miech, was driving his vehicle north on Mountain View Street and turned right into the driveway leading to the school parking lot.  Miech's vehicle struck Patricia Gradias as she began walking across the driveway from where her vehicle was parked.  Gradias collided with Miech's vehicle causing her to fall to the ground.  Miech stopped immediately and remained at the scene.  Gradias had moderate injuries and was transported by ambulance to the Ventura County Medical Center for diagnosis and medical treatment.  Miech was not injured in the collision.  The cause of the collision remains under investigation.    


The Fillmore Police Department would like to take this opportunity to remind the citizens of Fillmore and throughout Ventura County, school is back in session.  Please take additional time and care in and around school zones.  Always attempt to make eye contact with drivers and/or pedestrians before and while crossing intersections.     


Prepared by:

Deputy Michael Stevenson


Media Release Date:

August 25, 2014


Follow-Up Contact:

Deputy Michael Stevenson 

(805) 524-2233




Approved by:

Captain Dave Wareham



VenturaCounty Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 reward for information, which leadsto the arrest and criminal complaint against the person(s) responsible for thiscrime.  The caller may remainanonymous.  The call is not recorded.  Call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).