Pregnant Woman Hurt in Yucca Valley Hit-and-Run

A pregnant woman was injured in a hit-and-run in Yucca Valley last week. According to police, 28-year-old Aracely Medina was driving a Honda Accord westbound on Antelope Trail when she ran the stop sign at Grand Avenue, crashing into a Saturn Vue in the intersection. The collision happened around 8:20 p.m.

The impact caused the Saturn to flip onto its side. Medina pulled over just past the intersection and fled the scene on foot. The pregnant woman, 36-year-old Valerie Torres, and her 9-year-old daughter were transported to Hi-Desert Medical Center. The 9-year-old was treated and released, but Torres had to be monitored in labor and delivery. No update on her status is available.

Hit-and-Run Driver Arrested

Authorities contacted the hit-and-run suspect around 11 p.m. She admitted to driving the Honda without a driver’s license and fleeing the scene. Police then arrested her for felony hit-and-run causing injuries.

“If the driver would have stopped to help the victims, she might have suffered some consequences for driving without a license and running the stop sign, but those are minor compared to the felony charge she now faces for fleeing the scene. Stopping after you’ve caused an accident is not only morally imperative—it is the law,” 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 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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