Victim of Fatal Rollover Crash on I-10 was not Wearing Seat Belt

An Arizona woman was killed in a fatal rollover crash on I-10 last Monday morning. The accident occurred in the westbound lane near the Cactus City rest area around 10:30 a.m. Police say the driver of a Chevrolet Cruze was traveling west on I-10 when he drifted to the left and traveled down the dirt embankment. The vehicle then rolled over.

The passenger, 94-year-old Leona Mae Burns of Scottsdale, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver, a 74-year-old Mesa man, and another passenger, a 65-year-old Mesa woman, were both taken to Desert Regional Medical Center for moderate injuries.

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) says neither Burns or the other passenger were wearing a seat belt when the crash occurred. The fatal rollover crash remains under CHP investigation.

This is the third fatal I-10 crash near the Coachella Valley in less than a week. On Saturday morning, a Mesa man died in a crash near Eagle Mountain Road. He was not wearing a seat belt when he was ejected from the vehicle. Last Thursday, a Guatemala resident was killed in a crash with a big rig near Hayfield Road in Chiriaco Summit.

“We’re told over and over that seat belts save lives, yet we constantly see the victims of these fatal crashes were not wearing a seat belt. Don’t let this happen to you or your loved ones—buckle up every time,” 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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