Elderly Driver Killed in Oro Grande Crash

An elderly driver died in a head-on collision in Oro Grande Saturday evening. The coroner has identified 79-year-old Delmer Sills of Helendale as the victim of the fatal crash. Authorities say Sills was heading south on National Trails Highway in his Hyundai Tucson when he was struck head-on by a Toyota Camry.

Sills was extricated from his vehicle and transported to St. Joseph Health, St. Mary. He passed away from his injuries shortly after. The Toyota driver also required extrication from their vehicle. Authorities then airlifted the driver to a trauma center with unspecified injuries.

How to Care for the Elderly Driver in Your Life

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) is investigating the collision. While it is not clear whether the victim’s age had anything to do with the crash, it is always prudent to check in with the elderly drivers in your family. If you have an elderly driver in your life, make sure to do these 5 things to ensure they are safe on the roads.

“We’re sorry to hear about this deadly crash. We are praying for the victim’s family,” 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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