Four hospitalized after Moreno Valley RTA bus collision

MORENO VALLEY – Four people were injured when an RTA bus was involved in a traffic collision with a passenger vehicle Thursday, August 25, according to Riverside Sheriff’s Sergeant W. Stens. The accident happened at the intersection of Frederick Street and Towngate Boulevard in Moreno Valley.

Deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Moreno Valley Police Station responded to a report of the collision at at 6:16 a.m.

Deputies arrived within minutes of the dispatched call and discovered an RTA bus carrying eight passengers was involved in a collision with a Volkswagen.

“Four passengers from the RTA bus were transported to a local hospital with minor injuries,” according to Stens. “Neither driver suffered injuries requiring immediate medical attention.”

“Alcohol does not appeared to be a contributing factor in this collision,” Stens wrote in a press release about the incident.

Anyone with information regarding this collision is asked to contact the Moreno Valley Police Department Traffic Division at (951) 486-6900. After hours and on weekends the Department may be reached at (951) 776-1099.

Callers can refer to incident file number MV162380052 and 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 10 (soon to be 12) grandchildren.

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