HEMET: 6-year-old hospitalized after hit by car in residential neighborhood

HEMET — A young child was hospitalized after he was hit by a car earlier this evening. The accident happened on Mayflower Place, east of N. Mayflower Street, in a residential neighborhood lined by rows of apartments.

A 6-year-old boy was hospitalized after he was hit by a vehicle on Mayflower Place in Hemet. Timothy Franseze/Public Safety Incidents photo

City of Hemet Police and Fire Departments along with other emergency first responders were dispatched to Mayflower Place just before 5 p.m., after receiving a 911 call reporting the accident. The caller advised that the 6-year-old was still on the ground but was alert and responsive.

Officials began arriving at the scene within moments pf the dispatched call and immediately began assessing the victim’s injuries. Medical personnel requested Mercy Air to the scene; however, due to an extended ETA for the air ambulance, American Medical Response medics rushed the victim to an area hospital for further treatment.

No information was immediately available regarding the nature or extent of the child’s injuries and Hemet PD’s investigation into the cause of the collision is ongoing.

This is a developing story that will be updated when information becomes available.

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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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