CITY OF SHASTA LAKE: Medical crisis may have led to rollover crash above Fishermans Point

CITY OF SHASTA LAKE — Officials are investigating if a medical crisis led to a single vehicle crash earlier this evening after a vehicle left the roadway and overturned down an embankment. The accident happened on Lake Blvd, south of Shasta Lake and north of Red Bud Ln., above Fishermans Point.

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CHP and other emergency personnel were dispatched to the scene of the rollover accident just after 5:50 p.m., after a motorist called 911 to report the solo-vehicle crash.

The 911 caller reported that a vehicle had left the roadway and overturned into a drainage ditch along the side of Lake Blvd. Several good Samaritans who had either witnessed the crash or come upon it afterward were trying to help extricate the injured driver from his wrecked car.

When officials arrived they found the wrecked car, described as a Toyota Celica, as well as the victim and those who had stopped to help him.

It was not immediately known if the victim was transported to hospital for treatment, but a CHP incident log described the man’s injuries as minor.

Officers investigating the crash recognized the vehicle from an earlier broadcast reporting a man driving a Toyota who was possibly experiencing a medical condition.

The Toyota, which sustained moderate damage, was eventually pulled from the embankment and towed from the scene.

CHP’s accident investigation is ongoing and officials have not released any information regarding this incident.

 

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Trevor Montgomery, 47, 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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