Fiery Accident Snarls Traffic on 15 Freeway

A fiery accident shut down all lanes of southbound I-15 in Hesperia Friday night. The collision occurred around 10:22 p.m just south of Oak Hills Road. Two vehicles were involved in the crash, but other details of the crash have not been reported. One of the vehicles caught fire as a result of the accident.

Firefighters arrived on scene and put the fire out in about 15 minutes. Police say one person received CPR at the scene. At least one person was taken to Desert Valley Medical Center for life-threatening injuries.

Motorists experienced significant delays on the southbound 15 freeway for several miles following the fiery accident. Traffic came to a standstill, prompting some drivers to turn around to exit the freeway.

Exiting the Freeway During Traffic Delays

Waiting in traffic when there is a major accident ahead can be extremely frustrating. However, this frustration is no reason to compromise your safety by making unsafe maneuvers to exit the interstate. Regardless of the traffic situation, drivers should always wait until they reach the next available exit to get off the freeway. The exception would be if police officers are redirecting traffic around the accident.

“We are praying for the victims of this accident. Remember to continue following traffic laws, even if an accident is causing major delays. Your safety is more important than getting to your destination on 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 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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