18-Year-Old Killed in Major Multi-Vehicle Collision
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One person was killed in a major multi-vehicle collision near Whitewater Thursday night. The fatal accident occurred on eastbound I-10, west of the Highway 111 exit around 9:30 p.m. According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), a 2012 Toyota Corolla traveling east swerved left and struck the center median guardrail.

The crash impact sent the vehicle back onto the eastbound lanes, and it came to a stop in the No. 3 lane. Two minutes later, a tractor-trailer crashed into the back of the Toyota, pushing it south. The Toyota then struck a Hyundai Sonata that was stopped on the right shoulder.

The driver of the Toyota, 18-year-old Daisy Diaz Gomez, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Hyundai, 19-year-old Jordan Wilcox, suffered minor injuries. He was treated at Desert Regional Medical Center. The big rig driver was not treated for any injuries.

Authorities are still investigating the cause of the major multi-vehicle collision. It is still unclear what caused Gomez to swerve and hit the guardrail in the first place.

“Our hearts go out to this young woman’s family and friends. These large trucks are barreling down the highway at high speeds, and can take more than 500 feet to come to a stop,” 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 a truck 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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