Pedestrian Killed on Christmas Day in Bermuda Dunes

A pedestrian was killed while crossing the street in Bermuda Dunes early Christmas morning. The fatal accident occurred around 3 a.m. along Avenue 42 just east of Jamaica Sands Drive. Authorities have identified the pedestrian as 36-year-old Ramon Contreras from Indio.

According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), Contreras was in the center divider when he stepped out into the westbound lane of Avenue 42. He was then struck by a westbound Jeep SUV.

Pedestrian was Under the Influence

Officers believe the pedestrian may have been under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The driver was a 55-year-old Palm Desert woman with passengers in her vehicle. The CHP says she pulled over immediately and cooperated with the investigation. The driver was not found to be under the influence at the time of the crash. No one in the vehicle was injured in the crash.

“Our hearts go out to the victim’s loved ones. Please remember that not only is it dangerous to get behind the wheel when you have been drinking, but it is also dangerous to cross the street 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 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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