Desert Hot Springs High School Student Killed in Pedestrian Accident

This week, Desert Hot Springs High School students mourned the loss of senior student Pamela Carrillo, who was fatally struck by a vehicle Saturday night. The teen was walking from a friend’s house to a bus stop on Palm Drive. Carrillo was struck by a vehicle as she crossed Palm Drive at Camino Aventura.

On Tuesday, Carrillo’s mother, Patricia Arellano, appealed to the Desert Hot Springs City Council for changes to be made to improve pedestrian safety in the area. She pleaded with the council, “Don’t wait for one of your kids to be killed” before acting.

Mayor Scott Matas assured Arellano that her words had been heard, and steps would be taken to improve safety. About 20 DHSHS students joined Arellano Tuesday to demand pedestrian safety improvements. One student told the council the nearest crosswalk is too far away from the bus stop, which meant Carrillo had to jaywalk.

Pedestrian Safety Projects Planned for DHS

Pedestrian safety improvements are slated for the city in the coming months. The city plans to add crosswalks, traffic signals and street lights in strategic places along Palm Drive. The area where Carrillo was killed could see improvements completed by the end of summer.

“This student’s death is a tragedy, and we can only hope that improvements to the roads in this area will help prevent another fatal accident,” 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.

Recent Posts
Popular Tags

Walter Clark Legal Group

Walter Clark Legal Group