Did Weather Contribute to I-15 Rollover Crashes?
Did Weather Contribute to I-15 Rollover Crashes?

Several rollover crashes, including one fatal accident, occurred on I-15 in a 15-hour period during last month’s rain and snow storms. The first crash happened just after 10 a.m. on northbound I-15 near mile marker 157 in Nipton. California Highway Patrol (CHP) officials responded to the call and found an unresponsive person in a white Mercedes SUV that had rolled over on the right shoulder. The victim died at the scene.

The second rollover crash occurred at 10:24 a.m. on northbound I-15 about 15 miles north of the first crash. A silver sedan carrying four people rolled over for unknown reasons. The vehicle then came to rest on its wheels and no one reported injuries.

A tan SUV rolled over on southbound I-15 near Nipton Road just before 11 a.m. The overturned vehicle blocked the slow lane and caused some traffic delays.

Weather Likely a Factor Rollover Crashes

Rain and snow were reported in the area through Mountain Pass that day, likely contributing to the rollover crashes. According to the Auto Insurance Center, auto accidents are the deadliest weather hazards in the U.S. Weather-related crashes account for 7,000 deaths every year.

Flash Flood Watch in Effect Today

The Low Desert and High Desert communities are all under a flash flood watch from noon Friday through Saturday at 2 p.m. Drivers can expect heavy rain that could lead to flash flooding. A high wind warning has also been issued. Winds from 50-60 mph are expected to blow through the desert Friday from 2 p.m. to midnight.

“Drivers need to slow down and be especially cautious on the freeways when the roads are wet,” 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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