Three hospitalized after Menifee head-on crash

MENIFEE — Three people were injured including one who suffered critical injuries, in a two vehicle, head-on crash in Menifee Sunday evening, Nov. 4. The crash that sent all three victims to the hospital happened at the intersection of Sun City Blvd and Murrieta Rd.

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Emergency personnel were dispatched to the scene of the crash about 7:30 p.m., and arrived to find two heavily damaged cars, described as a white compact sedan and gold full-size sedan.

Firefighters work to treat two people injured after a two-vehicle head-on crash in Menifee. John Paul Kemp photo

Witnesses later reported that Cal Fire/Riverside County firefighters determined at least one victim was trapped inside their wrecked vehicle and used the “Jaws of Life” to perform a cut and rescue operation to extricate the person from their car.

All three of the vehicles’ occupants was transported by ground ambulances to area hospitals, including one with critical injuries and two with injuries described as moderate and non-life threatening.

According to witnesses at the scene, the white compact failed to stop for the posted stop sign at the intersection and was speeding through at a high rate of speed when she plowed head-on into the gold car.

Based on the circumstances, members assigned to Menifee PD’s Traffic Reconstruction Team responded to the scene and assumed the investigation, which is ongoing.

At this time it is unknown if drugs or alcohol were contributing factors in the collision.

This is a developing story that will be updated as new information is available.

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Trevor Montgomery, 47, moved last year 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 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 28 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and his “fluid family” includes 13 children and 14 – but soon to be 16 – grandchildren.

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