JURUPA VALLEY: Firefighters extricate driver from wrecked vehicle after accident

JURUPA VALLEY — Firefighters extricated a person left trapped inside a vehicle after a traffic collision, Friday afternoon, Jan. 5. The accident happened in the area of Etiwanda and Philadelphia Avenues in Jurupa Valley, near the border of Ontario.

Eleven firefighters from two engine companies and one truck company responded to the scene of the accident at 1:06 p.m., Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire spokesperson April Newman explained in an incident report. They were assisted by Ontario Fire Department.

“The first arriving engine company reported one vehicle with one person trapped inside,” said Newman.

Firefighters set up to begin a cut and rescue operation and used the “Jaws of Life” to extricate the victim from the wrecked vehicle.

“The patient was transported by ground ambulance to an area hospital with moderate injuries,” said Newman.

No other details regarding the accident were provided.


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Trevor Montgomery, who recently moved from Riverside County to Shasta County, 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 as well as 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, breaking his back and suffering both spinal cord and brain injuries 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 27 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 14 grandchildren.

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