Woman Injured in Pedestrian Accident on Portola Avenue [Palm Desert, CA]
Pedestrian Hospitalized after Crash on Portola Avenue near Shadow Mountain Drive
PALM DESERT, CA (December 16, 2019) – A 57-year-old woman suffered injuries in a pedestrian accident on Portola Avenue on Monday afternoon.
According to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, the incident happened at about 3:55 PM. The victim attempted to cross Portola Avenue westbound within the crosswalk. There, a turning vehicle struck her near Shadow Mountain Drive.
Emergency responders transported the victim to a hospital with major injuries. Meanwhile, the 19-year-old driver remained at the scene and cooperated with investigators.
Deputies ruled out drugs and alcohol as factors in the collision. Authorities ask witnesses to cooperate and call Deputy Bradley Stone at (760) 836-1600 as soon as possible. Investigators will release additional information once it becomes available.
It is important to always stay alert when behind the wheel of a car, truck, or bus. Also, always keep an eye out for pedestrians, cyclists, and motorcyclists. As a pedestrian, make sure each lane of traffic is clear before you cross.
If you or a loved one has suffered injuries in a pedestrian crash, be sure to reach out to the pedestrian accident attorneys at Sweet James. With over 20 years in the field, we know what it takes to protect your legal rights. Our team is highly experienced in handling complex pedestrian accident claims, helping victims seek the compensation they deserve. Call our offices today at (800) 975-3435 for a free and confidential case evaluation. Also, you can reach us 24 hours a day and 7 days a week through email, text, and online chat.