Woman Seriously Injured in Palm Desert Pedestrian Accident on Shadow Mountain Drive and Portola Avenue
PALM DESERT, CA (December 19, 2019)—A pedestrian accident at Shadow Mountain Drive and Portola Avenue left a woman with major injuries.
According to reports, a driver coming from eastbound Shadow Mountain Drive attempted a northbound turn onto Portola Avenue and struck the woman. However, it appears that the pedestrian tried crossing within the crosswalk in a westbound direction when the impact occurred.
Reports described the victim as a 57-year-old Palm Desert female. After that, paramedics transported her to a local hospital with major injuries.
The driver — described by authorities as a 19-year-old Palm Desert man — he remained at the scene as police questioned him. However, drugs and alcohol did not play a factor in the crash, per officials.
Anyone with information regarding this event is asked to call Deputy Bradley Stone of the Palm Desert Station’s Traffic Team at (760) 836-1600.
There are countless ways to minimize the risks of car accidents. Some of these include driving at a slow and steady pace and paying attention to your surroundings. In addition, remain vigilant in high pedestrian areas and yield to people crossing. As a result, these habits can decrease the risks greatly.
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