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Desert Center: Freeway Rollover Accident Killed Daniel Otto, Injured Three Others


Shortly after 8 a.m. on Friday, June 15th, a rollover accident on Interstate 10 near Desert Center killed 38-year-old Daniel Otto and injured three others. While traveling eastbound the driver of a Honda Civic lost control of the vehicle near Red Cloud Mine Road, causing it to rollover. Emergency responders had to extricate two of the surviving occupants from the wreckage, while the third escaped without assistance. Two of the victims were airlifted to a hospital and the third was transported by ambulance. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.

“When passengers suffer serious or fatal trauma in an accident, the at-fault driver may be held liable for expenses associated with their recovery or their families’ losses,” explained California personal injury lawyer James Ballidis.

Traffic accidents claimed the lives of 172 passenger vehicle occupants and injured another 10,963 throughout Riverside County in 2009, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. That year, there were 3,081 traffic fatalities in the state.

All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of Daniel Otto, the man killed in the rollover accident on the freeway. We would also like to wish a full recovery to the three people who were injured.

The Press-Enterprise originally reported this Desert Center crash.

Resources for accident victims and their families, including books and articles on the process of pursuing an injury or a wrongful death 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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