What Caused Palm Springs Crash that Left Pedestrian Seriously Injured?
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A pedestrian was seriously injured in a collision in Palm Springs Monday night. The crash happened around 6 p.m. near the intersection of S. Sunrise Way and E. San Rafael Drive. A witness says the pedestrian, a middle-aged man, was crossing Sunrise Way when he was struck by a northbound Scion XB.

The pedestrian was hospitalized with serious injuries. The Scion sustained damage to the driver’s side mirror and windshield, but the driver does not appear to have been injured. Police are still investigating the crash, and it is unclear yet whether alcohol or drugs played a role in the collision. Sunrise Way was shut down for about two hours for the investigation.

The past year has been a dangerous one for pedestrians in the Coachella Valley. Pedestrian fatalities reached a 12-year high in 2016. According to The Desert Sun, Palm Springs had the highest pedestrian fatality rate in the Coachella Valley during the study period from 2008 to 2014. There were 6.16 pedestrian deaths per 100,000 people during that timeframe.

“We all need to work together to make our roads safer for pedestrians. Let’s hope this year we can break this deadly upward trend in pedestrian fatalities,” 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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