3 Killed, Child Injured in I-10 Big Rig Collision
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Three people were killed in an I-10 big rig collision Thursday morning near Desert Center. The fatal crash occurred around 6 a.m. on eastbound I-10 near Eagle Mountain Road.

According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), a 2017 Peterbilt big rig was parked along the shoulder of the highway. The driver was standing outside of the truck when the driver of a 2009 International big rig traveling east lost control of his truck. The driver crashed into the parked big rig, causing one of the trucks to erupt in flames.

Two men in the International truck and the driver of the parked Peterbilt truck died at the scene. A young girl who was traveling in the International truck suffered major injuries. She was airlifted to Riverside County Medical Center.

Police rerouted traffic around the crash site via Eagle Mountain Road to Ragsdale Road. One eastbound lane of I-10 was reopened around 12:30 p.m. The I-10 big rig collision is still under investigation.

At least 10 other people have died this year in crashes along the same stretch of I-10 between Dillon Road and Highway 177. In 2016, another 12 were killed.

“Our hearts go out to the victims and their families. We don’t yet know the cause of this crash, but we know there is serious concern over the number of truck drivers who drive on little to no sleep, and those who drive with conditions like sleep apnea,” 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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