HEMET: Two drivers hospitalized after early evening crash

HEMET –Two people sustained minor injuries and were both hospitalized after a two car accident in Hemet earlier this evening. The injury traffic collision happened at the intersection of State St. and Oakland Ave.


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Two drivers were hospitalized with minor injuries after a collision earlier this evening. Timothy Franzese/Public Safety Incidents photo

City of Hemet Police and Fire Departments, along with other emergency first responders, were dispatched to the intersection just after 7 p.m., after receiving several 911 calls from other motorists and witnesses who saw the crash.

When officials arrived they located two wrecked sedans as well as vehicle parts and debris blocking the roadway and intersection. The cars, a maroon Honda and dark gray Toyota, both had major front-end damage and were later towed from the scene.

Firefighter/paramedics evaluated and treated the two injured drivers and AMR ambulance crews transported both victims to Hemet Valley Hospital for further treatment of minor injuries and complaints of pain.

Hemet PD is investigating the cause of the crash and officials have not yet released any information regarding their ongoing accident investigation.

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Trevor Montgomery, 46, recently moved to Shasta County from Riverside County and runs Riverside County News Source and Shasta County News Source. Additionally, he writes for several other news organizations, including Riverside County based newspapers, Valley News, The Valley Chronicle and Anza Valley Outlook, as well as Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County and The Mountain Echo in Shasta 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. (Click here to see segment of Discovery Channel documentary of Trevor’s 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 – soon to be 15 – grandchildren.

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