Five hospitalized after Perris crash
PERRIS — Five people were hospitalized after a two-vehicle traffic collision at the intersection of Highway 74 and Dockery Ln. in Perris Sunday night, June 16.
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CHP, Cal Fire/Riverside County firefighters, and AMR were dispatched to the crash about 8:48 p.m., according to CHP and Cal Fire officials.
When officials arrived they found five victims in two vehicles, two of which were trapped and required a cut and rescue operation to free them.
All five victims were eventually transported by ground ambulances to area hospitals, according to Cal Fire. Four of the victims were listed in serious condition. No information about the fifth victim was readily available.
CHP is investigating the cause of the crash and their investigation is active and ongoing.
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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 15 – but soon to be 16 – grandchildren.