RIVERSIDE: Pedestrian struck by car in critical condition

RIVERSIDE – A 39-year-old man was critically injured in an early-morning, vehicle versus pedestrian accident Tuesday, Jan. 24. The collision happened at the intersection of Van Buren Boulevard and California Avenue in Riverside.

City of Riverside Police and Fire personnel responded to the intersection about 5:32 a.m., after Riverside emergency dispatchers received a 911 call from a citizen reporting the vehicle versus pedestrian traffic collision.

When they arrived, fire and police officials located the male victim down in the roadway. Paramedics treated the victim at the scene before AMR medics transported him to Riverside Community Hospital for further evaluation and treatment. His condition was listed as critical.

Officers from the Riverside Police Department’s Major Accident Investigation Team were called to the scene and are investigating the accident.

During their initial investigation, officers determined that a silver Honda Civic was traveling north on Van Buren Boulevard when it collided with a pedestrian in the cross walk at California Avenue.

“Preliminary evidence at the scene suggests that the pedestrian entered the cross walk against the traffic control device and the Honda Civic was proceeding through the intersection with a green light,” an official explained in a press release about the collision.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation or who witnessed the accident is urged to call Riverside Police Traffic Detective Soria at (951) 826-8720. Callers can remain anonymous.


Contact the writer: trevor.rcns@gmail.com

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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.

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