Fatal Collision Reported in Coachella
Two hit-and-run drivers fatally struck a man on Friday night in Coachella.
The tragic accident took place at 10:24 p.m. near Cesar Chavez and Cairo Street.
Gabriel Garcia, 41, was the victim who was hit by the fleeing drivers.
He was rushed to the hospital where he sadly died.
Authorities are still searching for the suspects. Anyone with information is urged to contact police.
JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Gabriel Garcia.
According to statistics, 20% of pedestrian fatalities include fleeing drivers. 68% of those killed in hit-and-run crashes are pedestrians and bicyclists.
In addition, California’s pedestrian fatality rate is about 25% higher than the national average.
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 be entitled to wrongful death benefits.
If you or a loved one need legal help following an accident, contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111.