Victim hospitalized after Redding area quad crash
CORRECTION: This accident occurred in the Redding area, not the Whiskeytown area as initially reported.
REDDING, Calif. — A female suffered significant injuries after an all-terrain vehicle, quad-related accident in Redding, behind and just west of the Shasta Dam earlier this afternoon, Monday, Feb. 15.
According to coordinates provided by a CHP incident log regarding the accident, the crash was reported at the Chappie Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Park, near the three-way intersection of Coram and Westside roads and Whiskeytown-Shasta Trinity-Nra.
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Fire and rescue personnel were alerted to the crash around noon, after a 911 caller reported that a female of unknown age had “rolled” a quad she had been riding. The caller told emergency dispatchers that the female had suffered rib and back injuries and needed immediate medical care.
Flight radar records showed the path of Airbus H125, which attempted to respond to the scene but had to cancel due to flight conditions in the area of today’s crash.
At 12:38 p.m., while firefighters and paramedics were still responding to the area – reported to be off the Shasta Dam access road – they requested a CHP helicopter and Air Ambulance to the scene.
However, both had to decline due to weather conditions, according to CHP’s incident log.
Fire and rescue personnel eventually reached the victim and she was treated at the scene before being transported by ground ambulance to an area hospital.
Radio traffic around 1:30 p.m. indicated that the ambulance crew reported a 30-35 minute estimated time of arrival at the hospital and that the victim was receiving pain medication for her traumatic injuries.
No further information was available as 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 (RCNS) and Shasta County News Source (SCNS).
Additionally, he writes or has written for several other news organizations; including Riverside County-based newspapers Valley News, Valley Chronicle, Anza Valley Outlook, and Hemet & San Jacinto Chronicle; the Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County; and Mountain Echo in Shasta County. He is also a regular contributor to Thin Blue Line TV and Law Enforcement News Network and has had his stories featured on news stations throughout the Southern California and North State regions.
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.