1 Dead, 1 Injured in Two Weekend Hiking Incidents

Two hiking incidents, one fatal, occurred over the weekend. An injured hiker was rescued on Friday from the Cucamonga Trail on Mt. Baldy. The hiker, 59-year-old Cynthia Cork of Newport, called for help around 12:30 p.m. after she slipped on the trail and injured her ankle. An air rescue team from Fontana responded and Cork was hoisted into the helicopter. She was taken to Cow Canyon Saddle, where she was met by medical personnel.

One other hiker was not so fortunate this weekend. Pi-Wei Hung, a 40-year-old Las Vegas woman, was reported missing Saturday at 1:10 p.m. She was allegedly driving from Las Vegas, Nevada to Fort Irwin, California, and had stopped in the Charleston View area of Inyo County. Hung’s vehicle was found on Sunday at Old Spanish Trail near Baker. Her body was found at 4:57 p.m. about 5 miles away from the vehicle. She died of heat exposure.

These hiking incidents come just shortly after reports of a hiker dying at Joshua Tree National Park, and another missing person’s body discovered on a hiking trail. Unfortunately, these incidents are common occurrences in the desert during the summer months.

“There is just no reason to be out hiking alone on these dangerous trails. If you decide to go hiking, don’t attempt any trail alone, even if you’re familiar with it,” 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 accident and want to discuss your legal options, contact us today 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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