18-Year-Old Killed in Fatal Crash During Coachella Festival
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An 18-year-old pedestrian was killed in a fatal crash Friday night just outside the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. Michala Freehand of Highland, California, was struck by a Jeep Grand Cherokee around 8:13 p.m. as she was crossing the street. The vehicle was traveling eastbound on Avenue 52 east of Monroe Street.

Freeland died of her injuries an hour later at Eisenhower Medical Center. The driver and his infant passenger were uninjured, and remained at the scene to cooperate with the investigation.

According to police, Freehand was in town looking for a job at the festival but was not an attendee. Alcohol and drugs are not currently being considered factors in the fatal crash.

“Our thoughts are with the friends and family of the young woman during this difficult time,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group. “With so many pedestrians in the area of the Empire Polo Fields during Coachella and Stagecoach, please be extra cautious.”

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 or a loved one 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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