Injuries reported after Riverside collision between sedan and tractor-trailer combo

RIVERSIDE, Calif., — Two people were hospitalized after a collision involving a passenger sedan and tractor-trailer combo in Riverside Monday afternoon, Dec. 27.

The involved sedan was dragged some distance by the semi-truck after it collided with the much larger vehicle and became wedged under the rig’s trailer, near the intersection of Arlington Avenue and Airport Drive.


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City of Riverside police and fire personnel were dispatched to the scene around 12:45 p.m. after receiving multiple 911 calls reporting a traffic collision with entrapment involving a big rig and passenger sedan.

Two people were hospitalized after a collision involving a passenger sedan and tractor-trailer combo in Riverside on Monday afternoon. OC Hawk NewsRiversaid/Facebook photos

When officials arrived, they found two involved vehicles, since described as a burgundy Toyota Camry and Amazon Prime delivery truck. Evidence at the scene indicated that after the initial collision, the Toyota had been dragged by the big-rig’s trailer before the semi-truck came to a stop within the intersection.

Firefighters updated that two victims were trapped and injured inside the Toyota and began a cut and rescue operation to free them from their wrecked sedan. To facilitate the rescue, a heavy-duty wrecker was summoned to the scene to assist with lifting the Amazon trailer off the Toyota.

Firefighters managed to free both victims from the sedan and both were transported to area hospitals for treatment of their unspecified injuries.

The truck driver remained at the scene and was cooperating with Riverside PD’s collision investigation, which is active and ongoing.

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Trevor Montgomery, 50, 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.