Two Injured in I-10 Double Big Rig Crash in Coachella

A double big rig crash on a Coachella freeway Friday morning injured two drivers and spilled over 55 gallons of diesel onto the road. The crash, which happened at 5:24 a.m on eastbound I-10 east of Dillon Road, knocked one of the vehicles on its side. Both drivers were hospitalized for moderate injuries.

Diesel fuel leaked down an incline and threatened to spill into a storm drain. Riverside County firefighters worked to contain the spill until a hazmat team arrived around 11:40 a.m. The double big rig crash shut down one lane of the freeway as crews cleared the accident.

Safety violations are a major issue in the trucking industry. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration reported that in 2012 nearly 5% of truck drivers were taken out of service for having too many violations. Additionally, 20% of trucks were taken out of service for excessive violations. That amounts to more than 2.1 million trucks.

“We seem to hear reports of a new big rig crash every week. Isn’t it time the trucking industry revisited its standards to ensure safer roads for us all?” 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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