Altura Sets Up Fund for Child Hit-and-Run Victim

Fund Set Up For Youngster Critically Injured in Hit & Run

RIVERSIDE, CA (May 1, 2013) – Altura Credit Union has set up a fund to help a local family deal with medical expenses for their young daughter who was critically injured in a hit and run crash on April 22 in Riverside.

The family of Carlie Rodriquez set up the account last week for the little girl who turned 5 on Friday while in a medically induced coma. She remains in critical condition.

According to Riverside Police, Carlie was injured when her family’s car was broadsided by a suspected street racer who fled the scene on foot following the crash.  The child was rushed to Loma Linda University Hospital.  Her father, who was driving the car, was not injured.  Carlie, who was in a booster seat, suffered severe head and neck injuries.

Altura is accepting donations to the Carlie Rodriquez Fund at all its Riverside County branch locations and by phone at 1 (888) 883-7228. For a listing of branch addresses, visit Altura’s website, .

Altura is very proud of its 56 years of service to Members in the Inland Empire.  Today Altura is open to anyone who lives, works, attends school or worships in Riverside and San Diego counties, as well as selected cities in Orange and San Bernardino counties.  Altura Credit Union,, has been recognized with the California Award for Performance Excellence (CAPE), the state’s equivalent of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.  Today, Altura Credit Union 86,500 members and has $718.14 million in total assets.  For more information on Altura, visit our website,, or call 1-888-883-7228.

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