Driver Seriously Injured in Palm Springs Crash
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A driver was seriously injured Wednesday when he collided with an oncoming gardening truck in Palm Springs. The accident occurred around 10:30 a.m. at Gene Autry Trail and 7 Lakes Drive. Police say the driver of a black Mazda was headed east on 7 Lakes Drive when he entered the right lane on southbound Gene Autry. An oncoming gardening truck crashed into the car, pushing it several yards until it came to a stop on the sidewalk.

Driver Seriously Injured but Expected to Make It

The seriously injured driver was rushed to Desert Regional Medical Center. Fortunately, he is expected to survive. The truck driver was not at fault in the accident and is cooperating with the investigation.

The crash shut down Gene Autry Trail and traffic was diverted to Eagle Way. Northbound traffic was significantly backed up during the closure. The scene was cleared around 1 p.m.

Is Sound Wall a Safety Hazard?

Last year, Caltrans said it would be removing the sound wall that separates Gene Autry from Seven Lakes Country Club, as it prevents drivers on 7 Lakes Drive from seeing oncoming traffic. However, residents of the community argued for keeping the wall. Caltrans decided instead to downsize the wall, but the work has not yet happened.

“This sound wall obviously poses a safety hazard for drivers, and fixing it should be a priority. Our thoughts are with the driver recovering from this major accident,” 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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