Do You Have Info on Desert Hot Springs Hit-and-Run?
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A Desert Hot Springs man was struck and killed in a hit-and-run Sunday morning on Indian Canyon Drive. Richard Helton’s body was found by a passerby several yards away from his Ford F350 around 7:30 a.m. Police responded to the scene and closed Indian Canyon between Dillon and Pierson Boulevard. California Highway Patrol (CHP) officers say the 63-year-old could have been struck any time between Saturday night and when he was found Sunday morning.

According to a witness, a gray Nissan with a smashed windshield and front side damage was parked on Indian Canyon. It is being considered a vehicle of interest. CHP officers say Helton might have been seeking help after his vehicle broke down when he was struck.

Indian Canyon was closed until roughly 11:30 a.m. The hit-and-run investigation is ongoing.

“Our hearts break for yet another hit-and-run victim. If you have any information that would help police find the suspect, please contact the CHP,” 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 at (760) 777-7777 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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