PERRIS: Six hospitalized after “multiple” victims ejected in rollover accident
PERRIS — Details are beginning to emerge after six people were hospitalized with various injuries when a mini van overturned “multiple” times, ejecting several passengers out the windows of the vehicle, Saturday, Mar. 17. Despite the severity of the crash, the victims’ injuries ranged from minor to moderate and all were expected to survive, according to officials.
Emergency first responders were dispatched to the area of Harley Knox Boulevard and Indian Avenue in Perris about 2 p.m., after receiving reports of a solo-vehicle rollover traffic accident.
Eleven firefighters from two engine companies and one truck company responded to the rollover, Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire spokesperson Tawny Cabral explained in an incident report.
“The first arriving engine company reported that a mini van rolled multiple times and multiple victims were ejected,” wrote Cabral. Based on the number of victims scattered about the area of the wreck, officials requested several additional ambulances respond to the scene. An AMR supervisor responded to the accident as well to supervise and assist where needed.
Medical personnel eventually identified six occupants from the vehicle with various injuries, four of which Cabral described as minor injuries and two with moderate injuries.
Fire officials did not specify how many occupants were in the mini van when it overturned and sheriff’s officials have yet to comment or release information regarding the crash and their investigation.
Witnesses and those familiar with the family involved in the crash later advised there were two adults and four children involved in the accident; however, officials have not yet confirmed that fact.
After firefighter/paramedics stabilized the victims American Medial Response medics transported them to area hospitals for further evaluation and treatment.
While medical personnel treated those injured in the wreck, Riverside County Sheriff’s deputies investigated the cause of the rollovder. Sheriff’s officials have not yet released any detains regarding their investigation, which is active and ongoing.
This is a developing story that will be updated as 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.