Dog Killed, Woman Injured in Palm Springs Crash

A woman and her dog were both struck by a vehicle in Palm Springs Tuesday night. The woman suffered minor injuries and was taken to the hospital. However, the dog suffered fatal injuries in the crash. The accident occurred along the 400 block of South Sunrise Road around 7:50 p.m.

According to Palm Springs Police, the woman was not in a crosswalk while she was crossing the street with her dog. The driver stopped after the accident and has been cooperating with the crash investigation. Furthermore, police do not believe drugs or alcohol were involved in the crash.

What is Causing Rise in Pedestrian Crashes?

Pedestrian accidents have been on the rise in recent years, even as other types of traffic fatalities have decreased. Distracted driving is a possible contributor to the increase in fatal pedestrian accidents. However, there are many other factors that might also be to blame for the rise in pedestrian fatalities—such as an increase in foot traffic in urban areas, and an increase in vehicles on U.S. roadways.

“Our thoughts are with the pedestrian who is recovering from this 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.

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