Motorcyclist airlifted after Aguanga crash

UPDATED: Thursday, March 10, 9:37 a.m., With additional details from witness.

AGUANGA, Calif., — Authorities say a motorcyclist was seriously injured in a solo-vehicle accident in the area of El Pasta Road and Hwy 371 in Aguanga early Tuesday evening March 8.

The victim, who was reportedly not wearing a helmet when the accident occurred, was life-flighted after the crash, according to officials.


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California Highway Patrol, Cal Fire – Riverside, and other emergency personnel were dispatched to the scene around 5:45 p.m., Cal Fire has since reported.

Based on the severity of the rider’s injuries officials requested an air ambulance, at which time a REACH helicopter was launched to the scene.

The rider was eventually airlifted to an area hospital for further treatment of injuries that Cal Fire described as serious.

Although officials did not specify if the accident involved an offroad or street motorcycle, Robert Binger, who resides near the location of the accident, later told RCNS the victim was riding a minibike with several friends along a dirt road when the rider crashed.

Not wearing a helmet, the victim suffered head trauma and was knocked unconscious when his head struck the road, according to Binger.

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Trevor Montgomery, 51, moved in 2017 to the Intermountain area of Shasta County from Riverside County and operates Riverside County News Source (RCNS) and Shasta County News Source (SCNS), which act as stringer-news providers for other mainstream media organizations throughout the two regions they serve.

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.