Palm Desert, CA (July 13, 2020) – An automobile accident reported on Saturday claimed one man’s life in Riverside County. On July 11, emergency crews were called to the scene of a major motor vehicle accident on Gerald Ford Drive.
Reports from authorities show that at approximately 9 p.m., a 1990 Jeep, driven by 51-year-old Rafael Torres, was traveling east on Gerald Ford Drive when it was struck by a 2019 Honda at the intersection with Portola Avenue. The impact of the collision resulted in Torres being ejected from his vehicle. Emergency crews rushed Torres to Desert Regional Medical Center where he later succumbed to his injuries.
The 32-year-old female driver of the Honda and a 30-year-old passenger inside the Honda were both transported to area hospitals for treatment of serious injuries. At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with the victims injured in this accident.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Rafael Torres at this time.
Fatal Car Accidents in California
Motor vehicle accidents across California are often devastating. More than 3,400 people lose their lives on roadways across our state each year. Accidents involving semi-trucks, motorcycles, and pedestrians are more likely to result in life-threatening and fatal injuries for victims. When people lose their lives in accidents caused by reckless drivers, it is imperative that their families contact a wrongful death attorney in California as soon as possible.
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