Flat Tire Causes Major Accident on I-10

A flat tire caused a major single-vehicle accident on I-10 in Desert Center Friday afternoon. The crash occurred in the westbound lane just west of Box Canyon Road around 1:25 p.m. Police say a westbound Ford F-150 pickup truck sustained a flat tire, and the driver lost control. The truck then struck the center divider and overturned.

A male juvenile was ejected from the pickup truck during the crash. All three occupants of the vehicle were taken to Desert Regional Medical Center for injuries.

Police are still investigating the accident. They have not determined whether alcohol or drugs contributed to the crash.

If you experience a flat tire while driving, follow these 5 steps for safely dealing with your flat tire:

  1. As soon as it is safe to do so, pull over to an area where it is safe to exit your vehicle.
  2. Swap your tire out for your spare. Check out the DMV guidelines for changing a tire if you need to brush up on this important skill.
  3. If for any reason you feel changing your own tire might be unsafe, call for a tow.
  4. Bring your vehicle to an auto repair shop to have the tire repaired or to purchase a new tire.

“Blowing a tire while driving can be very frightening. If it happens to you, remain calm and pull over as soon as possible,” 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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