ANDERSON: Two airlifted with major head and face injuries after ATV crash

ANDERSON — Two people were seriously injured and later airlifted to an area trauma center after an off-road, all-terrain vehicle crash that happened earlier this afternoon. The major injury accident was reported in the area of Aoudad and Buffalo Drives, between Dersch and Ash Creek Roads, east of Anderson.


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California Highway Patrol, Cal Fire, and other emergency personnel responded to the area about 4:22 p.m., after they received a 911 call from an area resident notifying them about a crash involving a quad. The 911 caller told SHASCOM emergency dispatchers two males were seriously injured and unresponsive in a ditch with a wrecked quad nearby.

About 15 minutes later a CHP helicopter arrived in the area and reported locating the two injured riders. According to a CHP incident log, aviation crew members reported the victims sustained “possible major injuries” and requested a REACH Air Ambulance to the scene.

Shortly after 5 p.m., CHP’s incident log indicated the air ambulance had picked up the two victims, both of whom sustained “major facial and head injuries.” The victims were flown to Mercy Medical Center in Redding.

Officials have not released any information regarding their accident investigation and the current condition of the two victims are not known.


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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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