Hesperia Collision Caused by Stop Sign Runner
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Three people were injured in a Hesperia collision last Thursday morning. Police say a 65-year-old Hesperia woman was driving a Lincoln Town Car westbound on Sycamore Street when she ran a stop sign and was broadsided by a Toyota Tundra traveling north on Oakwood Avenue.

The Hesperia collision, which happened around 10:20 a.m., knocked the Lincoln through a fence and into the yard of a vacant home. The Lincoln driver had to be extricated from the car. She was then taken by ground to Desert Valley and later airlifted to Loma Linda University Medical Center for serious injuries. The Toyota driver and his passenger were treated for minor injuries at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center.

According to a study by the U.S. Department of Transportation, 9,951 vehicles were involved in fatal accidents at traffic signals in 1999 and 2000. In the same time frame, 13,627 vehicles were involved in fatal crashes at stop signs. Fatal crashes caused by failure to yield were 2.6 times higher at stop signs than at traffic lights, and fatal crashes due to failure to obey are 1.5 times higher at stops signs.

“Stops signs are there for a reason. Until drivers take them seriously, people will continue to get hurt,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.

Our firm has been handling personal injury cases throughout the California Low Desert and High Desert communities for over 30 years. With a 95% success rate, the California personal injury attorneys at Walter Clark Legal Group will fight to hold those responsible for your loss accountable and win compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you have been injured in an auto accident and want to discuss your legal options, contact us today at (760) 777-7777 for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer. We have offices in Indio, Rancho Mirage, Victorville, and Yucca Valley and represent clients through the entire California Low Desert and High Desert communities.

 

DISCLAIMER: The Walter Clark Legal Group blog is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended as legal or medical advice. References to laws are based on general legal practices and vary by location. Information reported comes from secondary news sources. We do handle these types of cases, but whether or not the individuals and/or loved ones involved in these accidents choose to be represented by a law firm is a personal choice we respect. Should you find any of the information incorrect, we welcome you to contact us with corrections.

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