Memorial Day Weekend Crashes Rise in 2016

Memorial Day weekend crashes and fatalities were up this year in Riverside County, according to the California Highway Patrol. Indio CHP officers responded to two crashes that proved fatal this weekend, one that took the life of a 3-year-old girl and another that killed a 17-year-old. The Indio branch reported no fatal accidents during this weekend the past two years.

Indio officers responded to 23 Memorial Day weekend crashes, up from 19 in 2015 and 11 in 2014. Nine of the 23 crashes resulted in injuries. DUI arrests were also up this year. Eighteen people were arrested on suspicion of DUI, compared to 11 in 2015.

“It’s discouraging to see the increase in collisions and DUIs this year. It’s clear that our community needs to continue to educate on safe driving and the issue of driving under the influence,” 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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