Man and Dog Killed in New Year’s Day Crash
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A man and his dog were both killed in a New Year’s Day crash on I-10. The fatal crash occurred around 2 a.m. on westbound I-10 near Hayfield Road.

Police say the driver, a 49-year-old Granada Hills man, was traveling in a Hyundai Elantra when he drifted to the right and ran off the road. The vehicle crashed into an embankment, then landed on boulders. It rolled over and came to a stop on its roof. The crash also sparked a brush fire.

Cal Fire responded to the scene and put out the fire. The driver’s identity has not yet been released.

Crash Occurred on Dangerous Stretch of I-10

The area where the accident occurred is a major cause of concern for traffic authorities. The 45-mile stretch of I-10 from Dillon Road to Highway 177. At least 10 people died last year in eight different crashes along this stretch of highway. In 2016, 12 people were killed in 10 crashes.

“Our condolences go out to the family and friends of the victim. This stretch of highway is notorious for accidents, and improvements are certainly needed to make it safer,” 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 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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