Sudden Braking Causes Crash Involving Multiple Vehicles
Sudden Braking Causes Crash Involving Multiple Vehicles

Multiple vehicles and a big rig were involved in a major accident on westbound Highway 60 in December. According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), a driver apparently braked for a tumbleweed, causing the multi-vehicle collision around 6:40 a.m.

A big rig involved in the crash ended up jackknifed across several lanes. The pile-up included at least 12 other vehicles. Two people were taken to the hospital and at least one person had to be extricated from a vehicle.

CHP officers closed Westbound Highway 60 from I-10 to Gilman Springs for four hours while multiple vehicles were towed away. Police issued a SigAlert at 7:30 a.m., urging drivers to avoid the area. Lanes reopened around 11:30 a.m.

“Sometimes braking on the highway cannot be avoided. However, drivers need to weigh whether braking will cause more harm than hitting the object in the way,” 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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