UPDATE: SAN JACINTO: Pedestrian hit by car last week succumbs to injuries
Deputies speak with the driver of a red car that hit the pedestrian. The driver was reportedly fully cooperating with investigating deputies. John Strangis photo
UPDATE: 10/22/2016 8 p.m.
The pedestrian who was struck by a car in the area of S. State and 7th Streets Sunday, Oct. 16, remained in critical condition at a local hospital until Friday, Oct. 21, when she succumbed to her injuries, according to an update provided by Riverside Sheriff’s Sergeant Burns.
A preliminary investigation into the fatal collision revealed the adult female was crossing State Street near 7th Street when she was struck by a vehicle traveling northbound on State Street. The victim was not using an established crosswalk to cross the street.
The woman’s identity is being withheld pending notification of her family.
Alcohol and drug intoxication do not appear to be factors in the investigation, according to Burns.
SAN JACINTO – A woman sustained major traumatic injuries when she was struck by a car Sunday, Oct. 16. The accident happened across from a Mobil gas station in the area of S. State and 7th Streets.
The collision was reported to Cal Fire/Riverside County firefighters and deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s San Jacinto Police Station at 7:49 p.m.
Deputies began arriving within one minute of the call being dispatched. Firefighters and American Medical Response medics arrived moments later.
One witness at the scene, who asked not to be named, said she did not see the accident, but heard the impact. When she and others went to be by the woman’s side, she saw the pedestrian’s leg bones were sticking through the skin, indicating the victim suffered at least one or more compound fractures.
Firefighters and paramedics treated the pedestrian, described as an adult female, at the scene before they transported her to a local hospital via ground ambulance with major traumatic injuries.
No further information was available regarding the victim’s medical status.
The driver of the red car that hit the pedestrian remained at the scene and was reportedly cooperating with deputies.
Deputies from the sheriff’s San Jacinto Police Station are conducting an investigation into the accident.
Anyone with information regarding this accident or who witnessed the incident is encouraged to contact deputies from the San Jacinto Police Department at (951) 654-2702. Callers can remain anonymous. Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff’s CrimeTips online form.
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Trevor Montgomery 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 in an off-duty accident.
During his time with the sheriff’s department, Trevor worked at several different stations, including the Robert Presley Detention Center, the Southwest Station in Temecula, the Hemet Station, and the Lake Elsinore Station, along with many 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, Personnel and Background Investigations and he finished his career while working as a Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigator.
Trevor has been married for more than 26 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and has 13 children and 12 – soon to be 13 – grandchildren.