2 Injured in DUI Crash in Palm Desert
Palm Desert, California (June 19, 2018) – Three individuals were involved in a head-on collision on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at approximately 6:30 am. The crash occurred in Palm Desert, and initial reports indicate the collision was the result of a driver operating a vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicating substance.
Sources indicate the accident took place on the 75000 block of Hovley Lane, off of Indian Ridge Drive. Police have identified the driver as 22-year old Christian Cooper. However, the identities of the two passengers that accompanied Cooper have not yet been disclosed to the public.
Police have stated that the accident occurred when Cooper veered away from the center lane while driving an unidentified vehicle. As a result, he crashed his vehicle directly into a nearby tree in the median. Paramedics were dispatched to the scene to administer care. While the crash did not harm Cooper, his passengers were taken to a local hospital for treatment of minor injuries. Their condition was reported as stable and non-life threatening. Following the accident, police spoke with those involved in the collision and determined that Cooper’s intoxication was at fault. Cooper was arrested on charges of drunk driving, and he was interred at Riverside County Jail.
Officials are still investigating the crash and looking into the plausible causes of the collision.
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Officials involved in the investigation urge the public to call Officer Steve Nelson of the Palm Desert Police Department at (760) 836-1600 if they can add any additional information about the incident.
Drunk driving, driving while high, or driving under the influence of any illegal substance is considered to be a crime. As a result, the accused individual will potentially be held responsible for any injuries sustained by victims as a result of the crash. To ensure the safety of drivers, passengers, and pedestrians, legal advisors must stress the importance of avoiding drugs or alcohol prior to getting behind the while and at any point while driving.
We at Brady Law Group will work with you to ensure your rights and give you the peace of mind needed to focus on your recovery.
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Note: Outside sources were used in the creation of this post including news bulletins and first-hand accounts of the accident and injuries involved. As a result, the details of the accident presented have not been independently verified by our own writing staff. If you have identified any false information in the story, please inform us immediately, and we will adjust the posting to reflect the most accurate content available.
Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, we at Brady Law Group strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in our beloved state. We are extremely saddened by these accidents but hope that, through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We wish only the best and quickest recovery to all those involved in the accident.