Five injured in four-vehicle Gilman Springs pileup

MORENO VALLEY, Calif. — Authorities say five people were injured after a four-vehicle traffic collision in the unincorporated Lakeview area of Moreno Valley late yesterday afternoon, Friday, May 28th. The collision, which left at least one person trapped inside their vehicle requiring extrication, happened on Gilman Springs Rd. near Bridge Street.


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California Highway Patrol, Cal Fire-Riverside, and other emergency personnel were dispatched to the scene just before 3 p.m. after receiving reports of a multi-vehicle collision with possible rollover and entrapment, according to a CHP incident log.

Officials are seen working to extricate one of yesterday’s crash victims from their wrecked vehicle. Paul Cayot photo

When officials arrived they found five involved vehicles both on and off the roadway, with traffic blocked in both directions. Three of the vehicles were described a white, full-size van, black Nissan Altima, and black Chevy pickup truck. No description of the other involved vehicle was immediately available. 

Paramedics immediately began evaluating and treating the injured parties, while firefighters set about the task of freeing the injured driver of the black Nissan.

Five people were eventually transported to area hospitals that Cal Fire described as minor to moderate.

While officials worked at the scene they called for the temporary partial closure of the roadway between Bridge Street and Sanderson Avenue. The road was later re-opened.

CHP’s collision investigation is ongoing.

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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.