Cathedral City Crash Claims the Life of Hemet Resident
Just after midnight on Monday, November 25th, the second vehicular fatality in four days occurred in the Coachella Valley. According to authorities, Annette Sepulveda was killed when the vehicle she was driving crashed into a cement object attached to the center median on Dinah Shore Drive. The crash occurred at 12:07 AM, and Ms. Sepulveda was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:31 AM.
Authorities have also released information regarding a second passenger in the vehicle who was also critically injured. At the time of this publication, the only information released regarding the passenger is their gender – male. That being said, it is known that the seriousness of his injuries required the use of an immediate visit to the hospital, where he was registered in critical condition.
Maximizing Your Safety on the Road
It is not yet known whether or not Ms. Sepulveda was driving with any form of impairment, such as intoxication or fatigue, at the time of the accident. What is known, however, is that this particular fatality has lifted the number of traffic deaths in Cathedral City for 2019 to be on par with previous years. Despite increasing awareness regarding driver safety, there has yet to be any noticeable reduction in the number of tragic accidents occurring on these roads each year.
As a general rule, drivers should always avoid the following activities while operating a motor vehicle:
- Texting on a mobile device
- Excessive conversation on a mobile device or with passengers in the car
- Driving while fatigued
- Driving while intoxicated
- Taking eyes off of the road to handle objects or devices
Personal Injury Attorneys in Coachella Valley
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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