Utility Pole Crash Kills Victorville Man

A driver died after crashing into a utility pole in Phelan Saturday morning. The accident occurred around 9:30 a.m. on Baldy Mesa Road near Smoke Tree Road. Police say 59-year-old Robert T. Hanson of Victorville was driving south on Baldy Mesa Road when he crashed his silver Dodge Ram into a utility pole, then into a chain-link fence surrounding a property.

A witness administered CPR on the driver until firefighters arrived. Firefighters then transported Hanson to Desert Valley Hospital, where he died at 10:34 a.m.

What Caused Phelan Utility Pole Crash?

Police say Hanson drifted off the road and into the dirt shoulder, which led to the crash. However, it is unclear what caused him to veer off the roadway. The Victorville California Highway Patrol (CHP) is investigating the utility pole crash.

“Our thoughts are with the victim’s family and friends during this difficult time,” 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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