Is Drunk Driver at Fault for Fatal Crash in Palm Springs?

Police arrested a drunk driver for causing a fatal crash Tuesday morning. Authorities say 29-year-old Austin Ulshafer was driving his GMC pickup truck east on Ramon Road when he crashed into a Ford Crown Victoria driving south on Gene Autry Trail.

Both drivers sustained minor injuries. A passenger in the Ford was seriously injured in the crash and taken to the hospital. He passed away at Desert Regional Medical Center that day. The passenger was a 23-year-old male from Joshua Tree.

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) is still investigating the fatal crash. If you have more information please call the CHP at (760) 722-8911.

In 2010, alcohol was involved in nearly 40% of of all vehicle occupant fatalities. Three people are killed every two hours in alcohol-related crashes.

“Drunk driving continues to plague the streets of Palm Springs. We’re heartbroken to hear about another fatal crash,” 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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