Desert Center, California – Traffic Accident on Highway 62 Claims One Life
Desert Center, California (July 2, 2018) – Local news sources reported that a man died during a traffic accident that took place on Highway 62 in the vicinity of Highway 177, near Desert Center. The incident occurred at approximately 9:30 PM at night on Friday, June 29, 2018. Authorities have identified the deceased victim as Jose Antonio Gutierrez-Avila. Meanwhile, police have not identified the name of the second deceased victim or the names of the wounded individuals from both cars at this time.
Based on the police report, two vehicles were traveling down Highway 62. For indeterminate reasons, both cars suddenly collided near Highway 177. Teams of paramedics arrived at the scene and had to extract two victims from each car. As a result of the impact, both vehicles sustained heavy damage to each front end.
Both extracted victims, Gutierrez-Avila among them, tragically died at the crash site. At the same time, two surviving passengers were transported via air ambulance to a nearby hospital, where they receive treatment for non-life threatening injuries.
As of now, the investigation is ongoing.
We extend our deepest condolences and most heartfelt prayers to the family of Jose Antonio Gutierrez-Avila and the unidentified victim during this difficult time. We also extend our most loving prayers to the two surviving victims and wish them swift and efficient recoveries.
Authorities are working hard to determine what specifically caused the crash. Forensic teams will examine photographs of the crash site and inspect both vehicles for mechanical issues or system failure. Officials will also consider if drunk driving, drug abuse, negligence, distracted driving, or reckless behavior played any part in the events leading up to the crash. Law enforcement has not determined which driver was at fault, as of now.
Depending on the final results of the investigation, the family of Gutierrez-Avila will have legal rights to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the guilty party. Also, the non-guilty surviving victims will have the legal rights to file a personal injury lawsuit. By seeking legal assistance, these individuals can receive compensation for a variety of issues including medical bills, vehicle insurance, or painful injuries.
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.