Three Children Injured in I-10 Rollover Crash

Three children suffered injuries in a single-vehicle crash on I-10 in Indio in December. For unknown reasons, the driver of a Dodge Durango lost control of his vehicle in the eastbound lane near Monroe Street. The Durango flipped over on the shoulder. The crash occurred around 11:15 a.m.

Three children, ages 4, 5 and 6, were in the vehicle when it crashed. None of the children were restrained in child safety seats during the crash. The 5-year-old sustained major injuries. The other two children and the 27-year-old male driver all sustained moderate injuries. An ambulance transported all four victims to Desert Regional Medical Center.

California Highway Patrol (CHP) officers say the driver was driving on a suspended license. They are still investigating the cause of the crash, but they do no suspect alcohol or drugs were involved.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), restraining children in the appropriate safety seat reduces the risk of death by 71% for infants and by 54% for toddlers. Proper booster seat use also reduces the risk of serious injury by 45% for children 4-8 years old. Despite the obvious safety benefits of car seats, the CDC reports that in one year, more than 618,000 children 12 and under rode in vehicles without a car seat or seat belt at least some of the time.

“We’re praying for the recovery of these three children. Failing to restrain your children in a proper car seat is gambling with their lives every time you transport them anywhere,” 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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