Coachella: Courtney Campbell Killed in Wrong-Way Crash
Posted on Oct 31, 2014
At about 4:20 a.m. on Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 23-year-old Courtney Campbell, of Cathedral City, was killed in a wrong-way crash on Interstate 10 east of Coachella, reported The Desert Sun. While traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes in a BMW 330 sedan, Campbell collided head-on with a Ford Econoline van carrying eight people about 4 miles east of Dillon Road. Campbell was pronounced dead at the scene. Emergency responders transported three people to the hospital to receive treatment for injuries ranging from minor to major. The crash is under investigation.
The California Office of Traffic Safety’s most current records indicate that 125 people were killed or injured in motor vehicle collisions that occurred in Coachella in 2011. Four of the fatal or injury accidents involved drivers aged 21 to 34. Compared to 93 other cities with populations of between 25,001 and 50,000, Coachella ranked 43rd for its incidence of collisions resulting in injury or death in a ranking system in which 1st place is considered the worst. It ranked 56th for crashes involving drivers aged 21 to 34.
In California, those who have been injured or lost loved ones to crashes that are attributable to the negligence of a motorist may file personal injury or wrongful death claims in order to be compensated for the expenses associated with their recoveries or losses. For more information, please call 888-752-7474 or contact us online.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of Courtney Campbell. We would also like to wish a full recovery to the three people who were injured.