Fatal Accident at Miles and Heritage Palms Injures 4, Kills 1

Investigators are actively working to determine the cause of a two-vehicle collision in Indio on Friday afternoon.  

The accident occurred on January 14th around 4:45 p.m. at Miles Avenue and Heritage Palms Drive. 

Gregory Masters, 90, was reportedly driving a vehicle when he collided with another car for unknown reasons. 

Two people became pinned inside vehicles due to the impact and had to be extricated. 

A total of five people were injured, including Masters, who sadly died at John F. Kennedy Memorial Medical Center. 

In addition, two victims suffered major injuries and two others suffered moderate injuries. 

Further details will be provided once an investigation is concluded. 

JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Gregory Masters. 

Tips for after accident procedures:

  • Always stop at the scene 
  • Call 911 if there are any injuries 
  • Get vehicle to safety if it is moveable, if it is not, put on hazards
  • Exchange information with others involved and document everything 
  • Call 911 to report accident – they determine who was at fault

If your injuries are caused by the negligence of a third party you may be entitled to compensation. In the event of a death, families may also be entitled to wrongful death benefits.

Contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111 if you need legal assistance following an accident.

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