Man Killed in Coachella Crash

Luis Nicolas ID’d as Man Killed in Coachella Crash

The coroner’s office has identified the 36-year-old man who died in a two-vehicle collision on September 23rd. 

A Mecca man, Luis Nicolas, died from a fatal crash last Thursday morning around 8 a.m. 

The crash reportedly took place at the intersection of Grapefruit Boulevard and Avenue 52.

It was reported that Nicolas collided head-on with another vehicle; however, the cause remains unknown. 

Nicolas was seriously injured when medical personnel arrived and was unfortunately pronounced dead at the scene. 

The other person involved, whose name has not been disclosed, was transferred to a local hospital with minor injuries. 

Authorities are actively working to determine liability. 

Head-on collisions are without a doubt the most dangerous types of crashes. They may only account for 2% of accidents, however they make up 10% of all deadly crashes. 

The Fatal Analysis Reporting System (FARS) has found that: 

  • 75% of head-on crashes happen in rural areas
  • They are most common on two-lane highways
  • Failure in negotiating a curve on the road causes 23% of all fatal head-on collisions
  • 58% of head-on collisions result in a fatality

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. 

If you or a loved one need legal help following an accident, contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111.