2 Pedestrians Struck and Injured in Coachella Valley
2 Pedestrians Struck and Injured in Coachella Valley

Two pedestrians were struck and injured in the Coachella Valley Thursday. Around 3:30 p.m., a Desert Ridge Academy student was struck by a vehicle just outside the school, located on the 79700 block of Avenue 39 in Indio. The student complained of pain and was then taken to the hospital. The driver stopped and cooperated with police.

A few hours later, a female pedestrian was struck and injured in Palm Springs. The pedestrian crash occurred around 8:45 p.m. on South Palm Canyon Drive at Avenida Palmera. Police say the woman suffered life-threatening injuries. She was taken to a local hospital, but her condition is currently unknown.

Police say the driver of the Toyota pulled over immediately and cooperated with the investigation. Moreover, they do not suspect the driver was under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The accident shut down South Palm Canyon Drive from Morongo Road to Avenida Olanch until about 2:30 a.m.

Is Palm Canyon Drive Dangerous for Pedestrians?

This area of Palm Canyon Drive has seen several pedestrian crashes over the past few years. In 2014, a female pedestrian was struck and killed in the roadway. Two years prior, a vehicle fatally struck a bicyclist who was crossing the street. The area is also notorious for its lack of lighting and high volume of pedestrians.

“Our thoughts are with both pedestrians who were injured Thursday. We hope they both recover quickly from their injuries,” 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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