Jurupa Valley deputy uninjured after crash
JURUPA VALLEY, Calif. — A deputy was reportedly shaken up but uninjured after crashing into a Jurupa Valley light pole early Sunday morning, Sept. 13.
The accident, which remains under investigation by CHP, happened in front of the Glen Avon Market Shopping Center, on the 9000 block of Mission Blvd. east of Glen St.
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Cal Fire-Riverside firefighters, CHP officers, and other deputies from the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station were alerted to the crash at 2:15 a.m., after a female deputy involved in the accident notified emergency dispatchers regarding the collision.
A CHP officer surveys the scene of a crash involving an on-duty deputy from the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station. John Strangis/EN Media Productions photo
When officials arrived at the scene they located a Riverside County Sheriff’s Department patrol cruiser with major front-end damage. It was facing the wrong way on a sidewalk about 30 to 50 feet from the light pole it struck.
Responding officials also found vehicle parts and debris, including the cruiser’s front bumper and push bar, scattered throughout the area and across the roadway.
According to witnesses the deputy, who was the sole occupant in the vehicle when the crash occurred, complained of pain to her legs and was shaken up, but was otherwise uninjured.
Paramedics evaluated and treated her at the scene, but she reportedly declined further treatment and was not transported to a hospital for further treatment. She and other deputies were later seen removing personal items and tactical equipment from the wrecked cruiser, which was later towed from the scene.
Investigating deputies and CHP officers were seen interviewing the occupants of a grey sedan, but it was not immediately known if the vehicle had been involved in the collision or if the car’s occupants witnessed the crash.
A female deputy, who was reportedly uninjured in the collision, speaks with a CHP officer investigating the cause of Sunday morning’s crash. OnScene.TV photo
It was not immediately known if the deputy was responding to a call when the crash occurred and neither CHP nor Sheriff’s officials have released any details regarding the accident.
No other parties were injured in the crash, according to witnesses.
The cause of the collision remains under investigation by CHP and the circumstances behind what led to the crash were unknown at the time of this report.
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Trevor Montgomery, 49, 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 30 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 18 grandchildren.