Coachella Drunk Driver Hits Palm Tree, Flips Car

A Coachella man suffered serious injuries after he ran his vehicle into a palm tree in a drunk driving accident in March last year. The crash flipped the vehicle onto its side.

Police say 28-year-old Mario Gonzalez Mulato was under the influence of drugs or alcohol when he crashed. The incident occurred around 11 p.m. on Harrison Street near Calle Verde. The palm tree he struck was in the road’s center median. Mulato was taken to the hospital following the crash. He was later charged with driving under the influence.

Impaired Drivers Often the Victims of DUI Fatalities

This car accident is just one in what seems to be a never-ending string of DUI-involved accidents in the valley. Fortunately, the driver’s life was spared in this incident. Considering that two-thirds of all fatalities in alcohol-impaired car accidents occur among the impaired drivers themselves, Mulato was lucky to make it out alive. In 2010, alcohol-involved crashes resulted in 13,323 fatalities and 430,000 nonfatal injuries.

“With all the research available on the subject, there’s simply no excuse for driving under the influence. Not only is it an endangerment to others, but there’s a high likelihood that any fatalities resulting will include you as the driver,” 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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