A two-vehicle collision in Palm Springs at the intersection of Ramon Road and El Placer, near Palm Springs International Airport has injured four of its occupants, according to a recent report in the Press-Enterprise.
The crash involved a BMW and a pickup truck at the intersection leaving the truck wrapped around a traffic signal. Police Sgt, John Fallon said the driver of the BMW that was also badly damaged, fled on foot after the accident. The injuries in this car accident ranged from moderate to major and the injured have been taken to the Desert Regional Medical Center, according to Battalion Chief Austin Smith of the Palm Springs Fire Department. It is not clear what caused the accident, but officials are still investigating the case.
I trust the Palm Springs police will identify BMW’s driver and learn more about the cause of this car crash. I would venture to guess that the BMW driver will be held responsible for the accident and charged with “hit and run” for leaving the scene of an auto accident.
As for the accident victims here, they are looking at a long road to recovery from injuries and face mounting medical costs, loss of income and other hardships. They should consult an expert Palm Springs personal injury attorney who can conduct an independent investigation into the incident and determine who is at fault for this accident.
Remember that most all members of a household, not just named or licensed drivers, are covered by a household member’s “uninsured/underinsured” auto insurance policy. For questions about the applicability of a vehicle insurance policy to your situation consult a knowledgeable personal injury attorney or call us.