HEMET: Toddler hospitalized after medical emergency at DMV

HEMET — A toddler was hospitalized after suffering a medical emergency at Hemet’s Department of Motor Vehicles this morning, when she reportedly suffered a seizure. Witnesses later said the tot was stable when paramedics arrived and began treating her.


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Hemet Fire Department and American Medical Response were dispatched to the DMV office about 10:30 a.m. this morning, after 911 callers reported that the young victim was suffering from a medical emergency and possibly having a seizure.

It was not immediately known if the emergency was heat related, but City officials have again been warning citizens about possible heat-related injuries as temperatures in the San Jacinto Valley have again been creeping into the mid-100’s.

After stabilizing the toddler, AMR medics transported her to Hemet Valley Hospital for further evaluation, observation, and follow-up treatment.

Hemet resident Roberto Cruz later said he was “right behind the little girl” when the crisis began.

“Thankfully there was a guy that knew how to handle the situation,” Cruz explained, adding, “My respects to him!”

Officials have not released any information about the incident and the victim’s current condition is not known.


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Trevor Montgomery, 47, recently moved to the Intermountain area of 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 his “fluid family” boasts 13 children and 14 – soon to be 16 – grandchildren.


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