2 Men Injured in Desert Hot Springs Crash on Highway 62 Thursday
DESERT HOT SPRINGS (January 11, 2019) – Two men were injured after a traffic collision along Highway 62 on Thursday morning, according to The Desert Sun.
The accident involving two vehicles was reported at about 8:20 a.m., between Pierson Boulevard and Indian Canyon Drive.
As per the article, California Highway Patrol said a black pickup truck and a gray colored car collided for an unknown reason on westbound Highway 62.
One of the cars involved reportedly sideswiped the other vehicle and ultimately rolled over.
Desert Hot Springs Rollover Crash on Highway 62
Fire department officials along with the paramedics responded to the scene and attended to a total of two people who were hurt as a result of the crash.
The Yucca Valley man inside the overturned car was transported to a hospital with unspecified injuries. The Morongo Valley man in the vehicle that was hit sustained minor injuries and did not require hospitalization.
Their names and condition at this time were not immediately available. Meanwhile, westbound Highway 62 was forced to shut down but the road was reopened at about 3:30 p.m.
Authorities are still investigating the cause of the incident.
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A forensic examination of the two vehicles, as well as photos that were taken of the scene, will help investigators determine the cause of the crash. Authorities will thoroughly look into how fast each driver was going, whether or not alcohol or drugs played a role, whether or not there were any mechanical issues with the cars, and whether or not one of the drivers involved was distracted or did not yield to the right-of-way motorist. The investigation will also consist of looking at measurements of evidence left by the vehicles as point of impact, their final resting positions, skid marks, and gouge marks.
Pending the result and findings of the investigation, the injured and held not liable for the collision may have the right to pursue a personal injury lawsuit, seeking a compensation for all the hospital bills, future medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Contact our experienced Riverside County personal injury lawyer at 855-703-4186 for a free case consultation.
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