Hit and run leaves vehicles teetering off Redding parking garage

REDDING — Authorities in Redding are searching for four people who reportedly fled from the scene of a crash that left their car and a pickup truck dangling precariously from the second level of the downtown parking structure located at Placer at California streets Sunday afternoon, Dec. 22.

According to officials, witnesses reported seeing four subjects flee from the scene of the crash and those individuals have not yet been located.


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Redding police officers were dispatched to the multi-level parking garage just after 4 p.m., after receiving reports of a two-vehicle collision, Redding Police Cpl. Chris Mills reported after the crash.

When officers arrived they found a blue Pontiac G6 that had collided into a parked white Ford F-250. The collision left both vehicles dangling dangerously over the edge of the garage’s second level, near the southeast corner of the parking structure.

A hit and run collision yesterday afternoon left two vehicles dangling precariously over the edge of the second floor of the elevated parking structure. RPD photo

Witnesses later told officers that four occupants from the Pontiac fled the scene prior to the arrival of officers. Despite searching the area, those subjects were not located and the Pontiac was subsequently impounded.

Although no injuries were reported, the railing to the elevated parking structure was also damaged in the collision.

Officials say they are continuing to investigate the hit and run and are actively searching for those who fled from the crash.

Anyone with information relative to this investigation is encouraged to contact the Redding Police Department at (530) 225-4200. Callers can refer to incident file number 19R084147 and can remain anonymous.

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Trevor Montgomery, 48, moved in 2017 to the Intermountain area of Shasta County from Riverside County and runs Riverside County News Source and Shasta County News Source. Additionally, he writes or has written for several other news organizations; including Riverside County based newspapers, Valley News, (the now defunct) Valley Chronicle, Anza Valley Outlook, and Hemet & San Jacinto Chronicle; 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 29 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 16 grandchildren.