Multiple Big Rig Collision on I-10 Prompts Additional Crashes

A multiple big rig collision on I-10 in Whitewater caused traffic delays and several consequential crashes early Friday morning. Two big rigs collided on eastbound I-10 at Tipton Road around 5:40 a.m.

The crash sent debris scattering across the eastbound lanes. The lane blockage caused delays for more than two miles, up to the Highway 111 interchange. Authorities say there were several other accidents reporting following the multiple big rig collision. There is no word whether any of the crashes resulted in injuries yet.

Multiple Big Rig Collision Part of Larger Truck Accident Issue

In 2012, nearly 4,000 people died and over 100,000 suffered injuries in big rig crashes. These figures show an 18% increase since 2009. Even with federal regulations restricting the amount of hours truck drivers are allowed to be behind the wheel, the numbers continue to rise.

“This big rig crash has created a serious mess on the interstate. We hope everyone involved in this morning’s accidents walks away without injuries,” 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 a truck 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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