RIVERSIDE: 14-year-old student in critical condition after being hit by truck

RIVERSIDE – A 14-year-old juvenile is in critical condition after being struck by a motorist in front of the boy’s school Tuesday, Jan. 24. The accident happened directly in front of Arlington Regional Learning Center, in the area of Arlington Avenue and Weaver Street in Riverside.

The Riverside Police Department’s Dispatch Center received several 911 calls about 10:34 a.m., from citizens reporting the vehicle versus pedestrian traffic collision.

City of Riverside Police and Fire Departments responded to the call, arriving within minutes.

Emergency first responders found the boy suffering from major traumatic injuries. The victim, whose name was not released due to age, sustained major head, body, and internal injuries, according to Riverside Police spokesman Officer Ryan Railsback.

Paramedics treated the injured juvenile before AMR medics transported him to Riverside Community Hospital. He is currently listed in critical condition.

Based on the circumstances and severity of the victim’s injuries, officers from the department’s Major Accident Investigation Team were summoned to the scene and are investigating the accident.

During their investigation, officials temporarily closed westbound traffic on Arlington Avenue between Weaver and Adams streets. The road was reopened to through traffic several hours later.

The officers’ preliminary investigation determined a white pickup truck was traveling westbound on Arlington Avenue when the victim stepped into the roadway and was struck. It was not immediately known why the boy, who was not inside a designated cross walk when he stepped into the lanes of traffic, attempted to cross the street when he did.

The driver of the pickup truck, who was not injured in the accident and has only been identified by officials as an adult male, immediately stopped after the collision and was reportedly cooperating with investigators.

Neither drug nor alcohol intoxication appeared to be a factors in the collision, according to Railsback.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation or who witnessed the collision is urged to contact Riverside Police Traffic Detective F. Soria at (951) 826-8720. Callers can remain anonymous.


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Trevor Montgomery 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 in an off-duty accident.

During his time with the sheriff’s department, Trevor worked at several different stations, including the Robert Presley Detention Center, the Southwest Station in Temecula, the Hemet Station, and the Lake Elsinore Station, along with many 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, Personnel and Background Investigations and he finished his career while working as a Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigator.

Trevor has been married for more than 26 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 12 – soon to be 13 – grandchildren.