May 15, 2023
Whitewater, CA – 3 Dead, 10 Hurt in Major Crash on 10 Fwy.
Whitewater, CA (May 15, 2023) – A deadly crash was reported on the 10 Freeway in Whitewater on Sunday morning, May 14th. The crash occurred in the Palm Springs area around 7:30 a.m.
According to the California Highway Patrol, a black Tesla and a red Chevrolet Suburban were both traveling eastbound on Interstate 10. The vehicles were traveling next to each other when one of them tried to change lanes. The front of the Tesla came into contact with the back right of the Suburban. The Suburban spun out of control, struck a center divider, and then flipped several times before coming to rest.
A total of five people were thrown from the SUV. Two people died at the crash scene, while three others were taken to a nearby hospital with varying degrees of injuries. A 10-year-old girl, a 12-year-old girl, and a 33-year-old woman, all from Anaheim, were among the deceased victims.
There is no word on whether anyone in the Tesla was injured. No one involved in the crash has been identified at this time. An investigation remains ongoing.
Three lanes of the freeway were shut down for about nine hours while police investigated the crash. Motorists were asked to avoid the area if possible during this time.
No further information has been released.
We wish to offer our most sincere condolences to all who were affected by this fatal car accident in Whitewater.
Fatal Car Accidents in California
Last year, approximately 4,000 people lost their lives on California’s roadways. When a fatal accident occurs, the odds are that more than one victim will be killed in the crash. There is nothing more heartbreaking and devastating than the loss of a loved one due to a California car accident. If your family member was killed due to someone else’s negligence, the pain and grief are even greater.
Under California law, surviving family members may have legal rights following a fatal traffic accident. Our state’s wrongful death statute allows for the deceased victim’s next of kin to file a claim on their behalf. These cases seek to recover damages for items such as funeral and medical bills, lost wages, loss of companionship, and more. A California wrongful death lawsuit has important time limitations, so it is always best to speak with an attorney before embarking on this path.
Here at Madison Law Group, we help clients who have suffered a loss because of someone else’s negligence. Our firm focuses its practice on injury cases. This ensures that we are competent and knowledgeable in the areas that you need. We bring a compassionate but tough approach to the table, and we will work to hold negligent drivers fully accountable for their actions.
Our firm is standing by to take your call at any time. We offer a free consultation and case evaluation for all potential and prospective clients. There is no fee unless we win. To schedule an appointment with a Palm Springs wrongful death lawyer, please contact us using our online intake form or give us a call at (310) 201-7676.