William Merinko Victim in Palm Springs Collision

67-year-old William Merinko was killed in a traffic accident on Tuesday night in Palm Springs. 

The fatal crash took place around 10:20 p.m. on October 12th at the intersection of Sunrise Way and Techevah Drive. 

According to the Palm Springs Police Department, Merinko was thrown from his vehicle following the impact. 

When paramedics responded to the scene they transported Merinko to Desert Regional Medical Center. 

Sadly, despite life-saving efforts, Merinko died at the hospital early Wednesday morning. 

In addition, the second driver sustained minor injuries and was also taken to a hospital for treatment. 

Circumstances as to what led to the collision remain unclear. 

JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of William Merinko. 

In 2020, studies showed that the state of California reported 3,723 motor-vehicle deaths which was an increase from 2019. 

In the U.S. one’s odds of dying in a car accident is around 1 in 107. 

Always make sure to wear a seatbelt, obey traffic laws, and avoid distractions while driving. 

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.

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