Two children airlifted after Chiriaco Summit crash that injured two adults

CHIRIACO SUMMIT, Calif., — Authorities say two adults and two children were injured in a two-vehicle, rear-end traffic collision in the Chiriaco Summit area late Sunday evening, Nov. 28. 

The two children were airlifted from the scene of the crash, which happened in the area of the westbound I-10 Freeway and Summit Road, according to officials.


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California Highway Patrol, Cal Fire – Riverside, and other emergency personnel were dispatched to the scene around 11:41 p.m. after receiving reports of the collision, Cal Fire has reported.

Two vehicles were towed from the scene of a rear-end collision that injured two adults and two children in the Chiriaco Summit area last night. Joes Towing photo

When officials arrived they found two involved vehicles, described as a light-colored sedan with major front-end damage and dark-colored SUV with moderate rear-end damage, with a total of four people injured. It was not immediately clear if all those injured were from one vehicle.

Two adults suffered minor injuries in the crash according to Cal Fire; who reported that two pediatric patients were airlifted from the scene with injuries described as serious. 

CHP is continuing to investigate the cause of the crash and no further details have been released.

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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.