MORENO VALLEY: Motor officer injured in collision with truck

MORENO VALLEY — A Moreno Valley motorcycle officer was hospitalized in an early-morning traffic collision with a pickup truck Tuesday, June 2. The accident happened at the intersection of Fir Avenue and Heartleaf Street, east of Kitching Street and south of the 60 Freeway, in Moreno Valley.

The corporal was transported to RUHS with minor injuries. John Strangis photo

The accident happened while the motor officer was conducting traffic enforcement in the area of Fir Avenue and Heartleaf Street.

After the accident, the corporal – who has not been identified by officials – was transported to Riverside University Health System in Moreno Valley for further evaluation and treatment.

Officials did not specify the nature or extent of the corporal’s injuries; however he is expected to fully recover.

Moreno Valley fire and sheriff’s officials responded to the scene of the crash about 7 a.m., after emergency dispatchers were notified regarding the accident.

When officials arrived at the scene, they located the injured motor officer and his downed motorcycle.

California Highway Patrol officers responded to the scene to conduct a traffic investigation to determine the cause of the crash.

The driver of the pickup truck, which was described as a white, Ford Ranger, was reportedly uninjured in the collision and is cooperating with the investigation.

CHP’s investigation is investigating the cause of the accident and their investigation is ongoing.

No further updates regarding the corporal’s injuries were available.

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Trevor Montgomery runs Riverside County News Source and Shasta County News Source. Additionally, he writes for Riverside County based newspapers, Valley News and Anza Valley Outlook and also writes for 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 and breaking his back 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 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.