Horse Struck by a Bus in Desert Hot Springs

A horse died and its rider was seriously injured after being struck by a bus in Desert Hot Springs Monday night. The crash occurred on Palm Drive at 20th Avenue around 8:30 p.m. The horse and rider were struck by a SunLine Transit Agency bus. The horse then ran away and was struck by a second vehicle. Police say the horse died at the scene.

The rider suffered major injuries after being struck by a bus. He was taken to Desert Regional Medical Center. The bus’s three passengers were not hurt in the crash.

Horse Riders Subject to Traffic Laws in Desert Hot Springs

According to authorities, horse riding is permissible on city streets. Riders are required to obey the same traffic laws as drivers. Police are still investigating the cause of this horse riding accident.

“It is unclear who was at fault in this incident. However, it’s important for drivers to be aware of the law in Desert Hot Springs, which allows for horse riding on city streets,” 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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