News Story


Fillmore resident seriously injured during collision with tractor-trailer
6/6/2012 4:30:00 AM


Nature of Incident:

Serious Injury Traffic Collision

Report Number:



Ventura Street and C Street, Fillmore, CA

Date & Time:

06/06/2012 @ 8:27 AM

Unit Responsible:

Fillmore Police Department and Camarillo Traffic Unit

(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (D)ecedent

City of Residence


Party-Victor Leija

Party-Guadalupe Cruz







On the morning of June 6, 2012, at 8:27 A.M., the Fillmore Police Department, Fillmore Fire Department / Medic Unit, and American Medical Response (AMR) responded to the intersection of Ventura Street and C Street for an injury traffic accident.  Initial reports were that a tractor-trailer had collided with a bicyclist in the intersection.


Upon investigation, Victor Leija was driving a tractor-trailer westbound on Ventura Street at C Street.  Lieja was stopped for a red light at the intersection in the number two lane.  As the light turned green, Lieja began driving westbound on Ventura Street.  Guadalupe Cruz was riding his bicycle southbound on C Street along the east curb.  As Cruz entered the intersection, he was struck by the tractor-trailer that Lieja was driving. 


Cruz was knocked to the ground, where members of the Fillmore Fire Department / Medic Unit arrived on scene within a short time and treated him.  AMR transported Cruz to the Ventura County Medical Center due to the injuries he sustained. The Camarillo Police Department Traffic Unit was requested for assistance with the collision investigation.  


The traffic accident is under investigation at this time.  Anyone who might have witnessed the accident is asked to contact the Fillmore Police Department/Sergeant Aguirre (805) 524-2235.   



Deputy Preparing Media Release:

Sergeant D. Cook

Media Release Date:


Follow-Up Contact:

Sergeant Anthony Aguirre (805) 524-2235

Approved by:

Captain M. McGrath