MORENO VALLEY: Three injured, one critically, in two-vehicle wreck

MORENO VALLEY — Three people were injured, one critically, in a two-vehicle, major-injury crash Sunday morning, June 4. The accident happened at the intersection of Perris Boulevard and Bay Avenue in Moreno Valley.

A major injury traffic collision forced the temporary closure of Perris Blvd, Sunday, June 4. Moreno Valley Matters photo

City of Moreno Valley Fire and Police officials were dispatched to the collision at 11:33 a.m., after other motorists and witnesses called 911 to report the wreck.

Deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Moreno Valley Police Station arrived within minutes of the dispatched call and located two wrecked vehicles that had smashed into each other, Riverside Sheriff’s Sergeant Jaime Hernandez explained in a written press release after the accident.

Both cars came to rest on the northeast corner of the intersection and vehicle parts and debris were strewn across the intersection.

Firefighter/paramedics immediately began evaluating and treating three people who were in the vehicles when they collided.

“The driver of one of the vehicles was found unresponsive, and was immediately transported by paramedics to a local hospital where he is listed in critical condition,” said Hernandez.

No further information was available regarding the condition of the critically-injured driver and officials did not specify the nature or extent of the victim’s injuries.

American Medical Response medics transported the driver and passenger of the other vehicle to an area hospital. Their injuries were reported as minor.

Moreno Valley police officials notified citizens regarding the accident and road closure.

Members of the Moreno Valley Traffic Reconstruction Team responded and assumed the investigation.

During their investigation, officials called for the temporary closure of Perris Boulevard in both directions, between Alessandro Boulevard and Cottonwood Avenue. Perris Boulevard remained closed for several hours and was reopened about 6 p.m.

Officials have not yet determined if alcohol or drug intoxication were contributing factors in the collision, pending toxicology results.

Anyone with information about this incident or who witnessed the collision is encouraged to contact the Moreno Valley Traffic Reconstruction Team at (951) 486-6700. Callers can refer to incident file number MV171550168 and can remain anonymous. Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff’s CrimeTips online form.

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Trevor Montgomery, who recently moved from Riverside County to Shasta County, runs Riverside County News Source and Shasta County News Source. Additionally, he writes for Riverside County based newspapers Valley News, The Valley Chronicle and Anza Valley Outlook as well as Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego 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.

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 grandchildren.