EASTVALE: Toddler, 2, killed when struck by vehicle

EASTVALE — A toddler suffered serious head trauma and died after being hit by a vehicle Sunday, Aug. 20. The deadly accident happened at Swan Lake mobile home park in the 5800 block of Hamner Avenue in Eastvale.

Deputies assigned to the Eastvale Police Department and other emergency first responders rushed to the location about 2:30 p.m., after they were notified regarding a vehicle versus pedestrian traffic collision, Riverside Sheriff’s Sergeant Justin Rowan explained in a written press release after the tragic accident.

When officials arrived at the location where the accident happened they found a 2-year-old who had been struck by a vehicle. Paramedics quickly determined the tot had sustained serious head injuries after being struck by a vehicle.

AMR medics transported the gravely injured child by ambulance to a hospital, where “life saving measures were unsuccessful and the juvenile later died at the hospital,” said Rowan.

The Eastvale Police Department’s Traffic Collision Reconstruction Team responded to the scene and assumed the investigation into the fatal incident.

Neither alcohol nor drug impairment were believed to be factors in the collision and no criminal charges have been requested at this time, according to Rowan.

The investigation is active and ongoing.

Anyone with additional information or who witnessed the accident should contact Deputy Petersen at the Jurupa Valley Station at (951) 955-2600. Callers can refer to incident file number EV172320044 and can remain anonymous. Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff’s CrimeTips online form.


Contact the writer: trevor.rcns@gmail.com

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Trevor Montgomery runs Riverside County News Source and Shasta County News Source. Additionally, he writes for Riverside County based newspapers Valley News, The Valley Chronicle and Anza Valley Outlook and also writes for Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County.

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 and breaking his back in an off-duty 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 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 13 – soon to be 14 – grandchildren.


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