HEMET: 3-vehicle crash temporarily closes intersection

HEMET — There were no reported injuries after what was originally reported as a head-on, three-vehicle crash Tuesday evening, Feb. 27. The non-injury accident was just one of many reported as rain swept across the San Jacinto Valley yesterday.

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Officials work to clear the scene of a 3-car collision yesterday evening. Robert Carter/Public Safety Incidents photo

City of Hemet Police and Fire Departments along with AMR medics responded to the intersection of Mustang Way and S. Sanderson Avenue in Hemet just before 5:15 p.m., after receiving reports of a head-on collision at the location.

Officials began arriving within one minute of the dispatched call and found three vehicles blocking the intersection with varying amounts of damage. A black Toyota pickup truck with major front-end damage was in the middle of the intersection partially block all directions of travel and a heavily damaged white Saturn SUV was also partially in the intersection and backed against a silver Ford Flex.

While medical personnel evaluated the occupants from the three vehicles officers investigated the cause of the collision.

Their investigation determined that the Toyota had been traveling southbound on Sanderson Avenue when it T-boned the Saturn, which had been turning left onto Mustang Way. The impact caused both vehicles to spin around and the Saturn rolled backwards into the Ford.

While officer worked to clear the scene Hemet PD volunteers assisted with traffic control and other duties.

Hemet PD’s investigation is ongoing.

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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.