RIVERSIDE, Calif., — Authorities say a pedestrian was critically injured after being struck by a pickup truck in Riverside Thursday evening, April 21. The driver and passenger of the vehicle that struck the man were uninjured in the accident, which happened in the area of Blaine Street and Iowa Avenue, according to officials.
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City of Riverside police and fire personnel were dispatched to the scene around 8:23 p.m. after receiving multiple reports of a traffic collision involving a vehicle and a pedestrian, Riverside Police Sgt. Emilio Angulo has since reported.
When officials arrived, they found an unresponsive pedestrian down in the roadway with major traumatic injuries. He was rushed by ground ambulance to a local hospital in critical condition with life-saving efforts in progress.
The driver and passenger of the vehicle were not injured and were cooperative with investigating officers.
During their subsequent investigation, officers learned a 20-year-old Moreno Valley resident had been driving southbound on Iowa Street in a 2007 Chevy Silverado when the pedestrian suddenly crossed in front of him.
Unable to stop in time or avoid a collision, the driver struck the pedestrian, according to Angulo, who went on to say that alcohol and/or drug intoxication were not believed to have been contributing factors in the accident.
Anyone with information regarding this collision or who witnessed the accident and has not provided a statement is encouraged to call Riverside Police Traffic Detective G. Anderson at (951) 826-8723 or by email.
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Trevor Montgomery, 51, moved in 2017 to the Intermountain area of Shasta County from Riverside County and operates Riverside County News Source (RCNS) and Shasta County News Source (SCNS). Both are stringer organizations, providing breaking news coverage and community interest stories for other mainstream media organizations throughout the two regions they serve.
Additionally, he writes or has written for several other news organizations; including Riverside County based newspapers Valley News, Valley Chronicle, Anza Valley Outlook, and Hemet & San Jacinto Chronicle; the Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County; and Mountain Echo in Shasta County. He is also a regular contributor to Thin Blue Line TV and Law Enforcement News Network and has had his stories featured on news stations throughout the Southern California and North State regions.
Trevor spent 10 years in the U.S. Army as an Orthopedic Specialist before joining the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in 1998. He was medically retired after losing his leg, breaking his back, and suffering both spinal cord and brain injuries in an off-duty accident. (Click here to see segment of Discovery Channel documentary of Trevor’s accident.)
During his time with the sheriff’s department, Trevor worked at several different stations; including Robert Presley Detention Center, Southwest Station in Temecula, Hemet/Valle Vista Station, Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center, and Lake Elsinore Station; along with other locations.
Trevor’s assignments included Corrections, Patrol, DUI Enforcement, Boat and Personal Water-Craft based Lake Patrol, Off-Road Vehicle Enforcement, Problem Oriented Policing Team, and Personnel/Background Investigations. He finished his career while working as a Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigator and was a court-designated expert in child abuse and child sex-related crimes.
Trevor has been married for more than 30 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and his “fluid family” includes 13 children and 18 grandchildren.
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