Elderly Man Dies in Big Rig Crash

An elderly man died in a big rig crash near Desert Center Wednesday morning. The crash occurred on westbound I-10 east of Dillon Road around 5:30 a.m. According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), a 75-year-old Lodi man was driving a tractor-trailer when he drifted left, causing the tractor to enter the center divider. The truck then struck the dirt embankment, traveled over a peak and then down an embankment.

First responders transported the elderly man to Desert Regional Medical Center, where he passed away from his injuries. The coroner has not yet released the victim’s identity.

The crash caused oil to spill in the center divider. A Hazmat team responded to clean up the spill. Authorities closed the two left lanes on westbound I-10 for two hours following the accident. Police are investigating the cause of the crash, but they do not suspect alcohol or drugs at this time.

“Our prayers are with the victim’s loved ones during this difficult time,” 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 a truck 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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