Apple Valley Woman Injured in Head-On Collision
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A woman was injured in a head-on collision on Highway 18 in Apple Valley Wednesday morning. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) reports that the driver of a 2011 Dodge 1500 pickup was approaching Highway 18 from Bear Valley Road when he lost control of the truck. The vehicle skidded across Highway 18 and collided head-on with a 2008 Honda Fit on the shoulder of the roadway. Authorities say the Honda driver swerved onto the shoulder to try to avoid the pickup.  but ended up being hit. The truck was overturned by the impact. The crash happened at 5:46 a.m.

The Honda driver, a 34-year-old Apple Valley woman, was taken to Loma Linda University Medical Center for moderate injuries. The Dodge driver, a 25-year-old man also from Apple Valley, sought his own medical attention.

CHP says speeding might have been a factor in the crash, but the investigation is ongoing.

Speeding is a factor in 30% of all crashes and costs society more than $40 billion every year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Although the total number of traffic fatalities went down significantly from 2003 to 2012, the percentage of speeding-related fatalities stayed almost exactly the same, meaning speed continues to be a significant contributor to deadly accidents.

“Following the speed limit is so important, even if you’re driving very early in the morning and you might have most of the road to yourself,” 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 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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