Woman seriously injured, airlifted after Burney incident, CHP investigating

BURNEY, Calif. — Officials today are continuing to investigate an incident that seriously injured a Burney woman last night, Saturday, April 3.

The incident, which was initially reported as a vehicle versus pedestrian hit and run, allegedly happened in the area of Mountain View Road and Hudson Street, just north of Main Street. However, a CHP official today told SCNS, “There are many questions that still need to be answered.”

Reports of the alleged hit and run quickly spread across social media with many Burney locals talking about another recent hit and run that killed a 63-year-old woman at nearly the same location last month. In that case, the driver of a crossover-style vehicle ran over and dragged the victim down Main Street/Hwy. 299E, before leaving her to die in the roadway. As of this report, that investigation is ongoing and no arrests have been made.

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CHP officers, Burney Sheriff’s Station deputies, and other emergency personnel were dispatched to the area around 8:30 p.m. after a person called 911 to report that a woman had been driven to a neighbor’s house after possibly being run down by a driver who fled the scene.

The victim, whose name has not been released, was seriously injured and airlifted to Mercy Medical Center in Redding. She suffered a fractured pelvis, broken femur, and other traumatic injuries, according to CHP Officer Chris Ogden.

During their subsequent investigation, officials were told the victim was possibly hit by an unspecified vehicle in the area of Mountain View Road and Hudson Street. She was then driven by her boyfriend to an unrelated Burney residence, where a neighbor called 911 to report the woman’s injuries.

According to Ogden, the boyfriend who drove the injured woman from the scene of the alleged hit and run had left prior to officers and deputies arriving and as of this report had not been interviewed regarding the incident.

Although officers later interviewed the victim at Mercy, “she was heavily sedated due to the extent of her injuries and was not able to provide a cohesive explanation of what happened,” Ogden explained; adding, “It’s all convoluted at this point.”

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In the coming days, officers plan on seeking surveillance video from a real estate office and other businesses located where the hit and run reportedly occurred, hoping to shed light on if the victim was actually struck by a hit and run driver or what may have led to her serious injuries.

“We would definitely like to speak with the boyfriend and have a lot of further investigation to do regarding this case,” Ogden told SCNS this afternoon; adding that CHP’s investigation is active and ongoing.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact CHP Officer Chris Ogden at (530) 225-0500. Callers can remain anonymous.

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 (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.

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