Pedestrian Struck and Killed in Thousand Palms
Pedestrian Struck and Killed in Thousand Palms

A pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle in Thousand Palms Tuesday morning. The woman was crossing Varner Road when she was struck by a westbound Ford F150 truck. Authorities pronounced the victim, 25-year-old Alexandra Hendrickson, dead at the scene at 1:23 a.m.

According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), Hendrickson walked directly in the vehicle’s path. The pickup truck driver, a 38-year-old man from Indian Wells, stopped his vehicle and cooperated with the investigation.

29 People Struck and Killed in Coachella Valley Last Year

The Coachella Valley Association of Governments (CVAG) is considering allocating $10 million to pedestrian and bicyclist safety projects. The proposal comes on the heels of one of the deadliest years for pedestrians in the Coachella Valley. In 2016, 29 people were fatally struck by vehicles in the Coachella Valley. That’s three times more than in 2015.

Most of the pedestrian fatalities last year were caused by jaywalking. If approved, the funds for pedestrian safety would go toward myriad improvement projects throughout the area. Top priority projects will be determined by CVAG’s Transportation Project Prioritization Study.

“We’re sorry to hear about another Coachella Valley pedestrian fatality. Hopefully this proposal is approved so officials can get to work improving pedestrian safety,” 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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