Desert Hot Springs Woman Lapera Hardister Killed in DUI Car Accident
Palm Springs, CA (April 19, 2021) – On Monday, passenger Lapera Hardister died, while police arrested Joshua Woods in a DUI crash on Indian Canyon Drive.
The fatal Palm Springs crash took place at about 1:20 a.m. wherein Woods’ vehicle struck a steel pole near Garnet Avenue.
Woods’ passenger, Hardister, of Desert Hot Springs, was pronounced dead at the scene. It was unclear if Woods sustained any injuries in the crash.
Moreover, police booked the 30-year-old man into the Smith Correctional Facility in Banning for vehicular manslaughter and DUI causing great bodily injury.
Meanwhile, the officers closed the affected intersection for several hours while they worked the scene.
Currently, Woods, a Desert Hot Springs resident, remains held on $75,000 bail. Ultimately, he is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday.
Sweet Lawyers would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Lapera Hardister.
When to File a Wrongful Death Claim
As the loved ones of the victim grieve this DUI accident, Sweet Lawyers wants you to know that you do not have to face the aftermath alone.
Truly, it is important to recognize that if you lose someone in a deadly accident, you may recover damages through a wrongful death suit.
“Our goal is to safeguard the legal rights of families in the wake of catastrophic accidents. Indeed, insurance companies only protect their interests, which is why we protect our clients’, ” explains Mark Sweet of Sweet Lawyers.
If you were impacted by this Indian Canyon Driver crash, do not hesitate to reach out for help. The process of dealing with your loss, while fighting for justice, is never easy. Ultimately, this is necessary to alleviate some of the financial burdens. We wish to make this process as easy for you as possible. Thus, for more information, call Sweet Lawyers at (800) 674 7852 for a free consultation with a legal professional.