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Coachella: Six Injured in Car Accident on 10 Freeway


Shortly after 3:35 p.m. on Saturday, March 17th, six people were injured in a car accident on the 10 Freeway in Coachella. The collision involved two vehicles, one of which rolled into a ditch, and occurred west of Dillon Road. Four vehicle occupants suffered major trauma, three of whom were airlifted to hospitals; 2 sustained minor injuries. Authorities are investigating the cause of the accident.

After a serious accident, injured vehicle occupants may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering from the at-fault driver,” explained California personal injury lawyer James Ballidis.

Coachella accounted for 3 of the 172 fatalities and 73 of the 10,963 injuries suffered by motor vehicle occupants in traffic crashes in Riverside County in 2009, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. From 2009 to 2010, traffic fatalities decreased by 11.9 percent in the state, from 3,081 to 2,715, the lowest level recorded since 1975.

All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish the six people who were injured in the car accident on the 10 Freeway a full recovery.

The Desert Sun originally reported this Coachella collision.

Resources for accident victims, such as books and articles on the process of pursuing an injury claim, are available to the public free of charge.

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

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