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Palm Desert: Two Injured in Multiple-Vehicle Collision

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Shortly before 5 p.m. on Wednesday, January 16, two people were injured in a multiple-vehicle collision in Palm Desert. The crash, which involved three cars, occurred on Highway 74 at Cahuilla Way. One person had to be extricated from the wreckage. Emergency responders transported the victims to an area hospital, their injuries ranging from minor to moderate. Authorities are investigating the crash.

“California law ensures that those who have been injured in collisions may pursue compensation for the cost of their recoveries,” explained a car accident attorney in the state, “including for the expense of medical treatment, lost income, and pain and suffering.”

Palm Desert accounted for 1 of the 164 fatalities and 271 of the 10,594 injuries suffered by motor vehicle occupants in collisions that occurred in Riverside County in 2010, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. The California Office of Traffic Safety ranked Riverside 46th out of 58 counties for the number of fatal and injury collisions that occurred there that year; 1st place is the worst possible ranking.

All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to the two people who were injured in the multiple-vehicle collision.

Additional information on the injury claims process is available to the public free of charge through our office.

If you would like to request one of these free resources, or to speak with a California car accident attorney, feel free to call 866-981-5596.

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