Eleven Injured In Vehicle Accident in Ocotillo

June 24, 2012

The Imperial Valley Press reported that eleven people were injured Saturday afternoon in an accident on Interstate 8. The vehicles involved were a sedan, as well a van from a convalescent home. The auto accident that occurred 3 miles east of Ocotillo was reported just after 3:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon. According to the California Highway Patrol web site, the accident resulted in a brief closure of the interstate in each direction. Reports show the female driver of the sedan and three occupants of the van were airlifted to hospitals in San Diego, while the rest were taken by ambulances to El Centro Regional Medical Center. Imperial County Firefighter Mark Jackson reported, "one of those patients received cardiopulmonary resuscitation before being transported". The California Highway Patrol began reopening the lanes of the interstate by 4:00p.m.

The cause of the accident in Ocotillo has not been released. The investigation is currently underway.

Auto accidents can lead to serious injuries and death, often times the cause can be easily decided, however there are many situations in which the cause is more difficult to declare. As with any auto accident, if the individuals or the families of the injured intend to take action against the responsible party, it is highly advised they speak to a caring and knowledgeable Persinal Injury Attorney, with many years of experience in this field. The support of a law firm that understands the depth of loss the individual, or family, have experienced is of great value.

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