Solo-vehicle Redding motorcycle crash leads to DUI arrest

REDDING, Calif. — Authorities say a motorcyclist was under the influence of alcohol and in possession of methamphetamine when he was involved in a solo-vehicle crash Monday morning, Nov. 2. There were no known witnesses to the accident, which happened in the area of Hartnell Avenue and Shotwick Trail, according to officials.

The crash was the first of two that happened within thirty minutes and about one mile of each other in Redding Tuesday morning. The second collision happened when a motorcyclist, who was “accelerating rapidly”, plowed into the rear of a pickup truck that made a left turn in front of him on E. Cypress Avenue near Churn Creek Road.


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City of Redding Police and Fire personnel were dispatched to the scene around 10 a.m., after receiving reports of a major-injury motorcycle traffic collision, Shasta County Sheriff’s Sergeant Montgomery has since said of the accident.

Responding officials located a Kawasaki Ninja motorcycle on its side against a business located at 400 Hartnell Avenue. The rider, since identified as Mark Allen McBryde, 53, of Redding, was found next to his motorcycle with a significant injury to his right leg.

McBryde, who “displayed signs of alcohol intoxication” and was found to be in possession of methamphetamine according to Montgomery, was transported by ground ambulance to Mercy Hospital for treatment of his injuries.

“Based on evidence located at the scene, along with McBryde’s statement, it was determined McBryde was traveling southbound on Hartnell Avenue when he lost control of his motorcycle while negotiating a curve in the roadway,” described Montgomery.

Due to his injuries and ongoing treatment, McBryde was cited and released at the hospital for DUI and possession of methamphetamine.

Redding PD’s accident investigation is ongoing.

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Montgomery later used the opportunity to remind motorcycle riders to “obey the rules of the road, and to ride defensively and safely.” He also reminded drivers to “share the road with motorcycle riders, and to take that extra moment to look for them when entering traffic or changing lanes.”

Anyone with further information or who witnessed this collision and has not yet provided a statement to authorities is encouraged to contact Officer Mack at the Redding Police Department at (530) 225-4200. Callers can refer to incident file number 20R072692 and can remain anonymous.

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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.