Injured Hiker Rescued from Trail in Mecca

Firefighters rescued an injured hiker from Ladder Canyon Trail in Mecca Thursday afternoon. The Riverside County Fire Department responded to the call around 12:47 p.m.

According to authorities, the hiker fell about three-quarters of a mile from the trail, fracturing his ankle. The injured hiker was taken to the hospital around 2:05 p.m. It is unclear whether or not he was hiking alone, or what caused him to fall from the trail.

Hiking is the third most dangerous recreational outdoor activity, surpassed only by snowboarding and sledding. The most common injuries sustained in outdoor recreational activities are fractures and sprains. A majority of the injuries are to the arms and/or legs, and about 23% are trauma to the head or neck.

“Although we are not dealing with heat-related injuries this time of year, hiking the desert trails still has its risks. Keep yourself safe by following safe hiking guidelines,” 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 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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