No injuries after car plows through wall into Murrieta back yard

MURRIETA — No injuries were reported after a woman reportedly lost control of her car and plowed through a residential brick wall, ending up in a Murrieta back yard early this morning, Saturday, June 29. The crash, which destroyed the wall and left the car heavily damaged, happened at the intersection of Whitewood Rd. and Dove Hollow Ln.


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Murrieta Police and Fire Departments, along with AMR and other emergency personnel, were dispatched to the scene shortly before 5 a.m., after receiving reports of a passenger vehicle that plowed through a brick wall and into the back yard of a residence on Old Spring Rd.

When officials arrived they found a black Toyota Prius that had plowed through a brick wall and come to rest partway down a steep embankment leading into the property’s back yard.

A woman escaped serious injuries after her vehicle plowed through a brick wall and ended up in a Murrieta back yard early this morning. Joe Fanaselle photo

 A woman who had been in the car when it crashed had already managed to exit her wrecked vehicle and was evaluated at the scene by paramedics. She was not seriously injured and declined further medical treatment at the scene, according to witnesses.

While waiting for a tow truck to arrive and pull the car back up the embankment and onto the roadway, firefighters used ropes to tie the car to the back of a nearby engine, to keep the vehicle from rolling further down the embankment and causing more property damage.

A tow truck eventually arrived at the scene and was able to hook the vehicle to a winch and tow it from the location.

Murrieta PD is investigating the cause of the crash and their investigation is ongoing.

Special thanks to Joe Fanaselle for his contributions to this report.

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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.