Collision between big rig and passenger vehicle in Temescal Valley leaves one injured

TEMESCAL VALLEY, Calif., — Authorities say a motorist who was hospitalized with moderate injuries after a crash involving his vehicle and a big rig in the Temescal Valley area between the cities of Corona and Lake Elsinore early this morning, Saturday, April 23.


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California Highway Patrol, Cal Fire – Riverside, and other emergency personnel were dispatched to the 23000 block of Temescal Canyon Road, north of Tom’s Farms, around 1:54 a.m. after receiving the report of a rollover traffic collision with entrapment, Cal Fire reported in a social media release.

When officials arrived at the scene, they confirmed finding the driver of a sedan trapped inside his wrecked vehicle and used the jaws of life to free the injured man. He was then transported by ground ambulance to an area hospital with injuries Cal Fire described as moderate.

The driver of the tractor-trailer combo was uninjured in the accident and was cooperating with CHP’s investigation.


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CHP has not yet said what may have led to the cause of the crash and no further details have been released.

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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.