Woman Suffers Fatal Injuries in Apple Valley Crash
Woman Suffers Fatal Injuries in Apple Valley Crash

A woman sustained fatal injuries after she was struck on a roadway in Apple Valley Sunday night. Police say 18-year-old Emily Sanchez was attempting to help a cat on the road when she was struck by a Nissan Altima. The crash occurred in the 13000 block of Kiowa Road, near Rancherias Road, at 10:45 p.m.

Sanchez was apparently traveling in the passenger seat of her mother’s vehicle when they hit a cat in the roadway. Sanchez got out of the vehicle to remove the cat from the roadway. The southbound Nissan then struck Sanchez as she was kneeling beside the cat.

Authorities transported the victim to a trauma center for treatment. However, Sanchez sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at 2:45 a.m. Monday.

The Nissan driver remained on scene and cooperated with investigators. The Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) continues to investigate the incident.

“Our hearts go out to the young woman’s loved ones during this difficult time. We don’t know all the details, but the reality is it is always risky to exit your vehicle in the roadway. This is true even in a residential area,” 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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