Scooter rider, 48, ID’d after deadly Riverside collision

RIVERSIDE, Calif., — Authorities say a local man was killed after he was struck by a vehicle while riding a motorized scooter in Riverside Monday, April 18. The deadly collision happened at the intersection of Tyler Street and Wells Avenue, according to officials.


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City of Riverside police and fire personnel were dispatched to the scene around 8:15 p.m. after the City’s Public Safety Communication Center received multiple reports of a traffic collision involving a vehicle and a motorized scooter, Riverside PD has since said of the deadly collision.

When officials arrived, they found a 2015 black Chevy Suburban stopped in the roadway that had crashed into a scooter.

Officials have identified David Ducoing, 48, of Riverside, after he was killed while riding a motorized scooter through a Riverside intersection last Monday. RVCNews photos

Officials located the victim under the front of the SUV and determined he had already succumbed to his injuries and passed away at the scene.

The Riverside County Sheriff – Coroner’s Office has since identified David Ducoing, 48, of Riverside, as the man killed in the collision. A Coroner’s release indicated he was pronounced deceased at 8:22 p.m.

During their subsequent investigation, officers determined the SUV, which was being driven by a 29-year-old Riverside man, was traveling southbound on Tyler Street approaching Wells Avenue. At the same time, Ducoing was traveling eastbound on Wells Avenue riding a motorized scooter, according to officials who said the SUV and scooter collided within the intersection.

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The driver of the Chevy was not injured in the collision and was fully cooperative with Riverside PD’s investigation, according to officials, who went on to say that alcohol and/or drug intoxication have not been ruled out in their ongoing investigation.

Anyone with information regarding this collision is urged to call Riverside Police Traffic Detective G. Anderson at (951) 826-8723 or [email protected]. Callers can refer to incident file number 220010505 and can remain anonymous.

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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). Both are stringer organizations, providing breaking news coverage and community interest stories 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.