Truck lands on top of car, two hospitalized, after Redding rollover wreck

UPDATED: Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2:35 p.m.

See Original Story below.

REDDING, Calif. — Authorities have released additional information about a rollover crash that happened late yesterday morning, Jan. 12, at the intersection of North Market Street/State Route 273 and Benton Drive.


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City of Redding Police and Fire departments responded to the scene of yesterday’s crash around 11:44 a.m., after receiving reports of a roll-over traffic collision, Redding Police Officer Dennis Mack has since reported.

When officials arrived they found two heavily damaged vehicles, described as a blue, 2002 Chevy Silverado and a silver, 1989 Toyota Tercel.

Officials have said that two people were hospitalized after the driver of a pickup truck “accelerated rapidly and lost control”, causing his Chevy to overturn into oncoming traffic. As the truck rolled over it landed on the hood and windshield of an oncoming car being driven by an 84-year-old Redding woman. Alexandria Williams/KRCR News Channel 7 image

The vehicles and debris from the rollover accident left both  the north and southbound lanes of North Market Street blocked and impassable and officials shut down area traffic while firefighters and paramedics treated the victims and officers investigated the cause of the crash. 

During their investigation, officers interviewed witnesses who told them the driver of the pickup truck, 69-year-old, Michael Abrams, of Redding, had been traveling southbound on North Market Street “when he decided to make a U-turn at Benton Drive,” Mack explained.

“After completing the U-turn, Abrams accelerated rapidly and lost control of his (pickup),” Mack continued.

As Abrams’ Chevy careened out of control it struck the raised center median, causing the truck to overturn into oncoming traffic. It then landed on the hood and windshield of a southbound Toyota, being driven by 84-year-old, Patricia Griffin, of Redding.

Griffin, who sustained moderate injuries in the rollover crash, was able to drive her vehicle to the side of the roadway after the collision, according to Mack. She was later transported to an area hospital for treatment of her unspecified injuries.

Abrams also suffered moderate injuries and was also transported to an area hospital.

Both individuals were wearing their seatbelts and both are expected to survive their injuries, according to officials.

Although the collision is still under investigation, Mack said neither alcohol or drug intoxication appeared to be contributing factors in the collision.

Original Story: Two hospitalized after Redding rollover crash

REDDING Calif. — Redding Police and Fire personnel remain at the scene of a two-vehicle, rollover traffic collision that occurred shortly before noon at the intersection of North Market Street and Benton Drive.

Evidence at the scene appeared to indicate that a pickup truck had overturned, landing on top of a passenger sedan. The crash left vehicle parts and debris spread across both the north and southbound lanes of North Market Street, leaving both directions of travel impassable.

The truck sustained major damage and its entire roof appeared to have caved in, while the passenger sedan sustained heavy damage to its hood and windshield.

Official radio traffic at the time indicated  that two people were transported by ground ambulances to area hospitals; however the full extent of their injuries was not known as of this early report.

This is a developing story that will be updated as new information becomes available.

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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 KRCR News Channel 7 and Mountain Echo in Shasta County, Riverside County based newspapers, Valley News, Valley Chronicle, Anza Valley Outlook, and Hemet & San Jacinto Chronicle; 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. (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.