PALM DESERT, Calif. – A male pedestrian lost his life after a vehicle versus pedestrian collision late Saturday night.
At around 10:45 p.m. Palm Desert Station deputies responded to the area of Highway 111 and Lupine Lane in Palm Desert for the report of a major injury traffic collision. When they arrived they located a collision involving a pedestrian and a Nissan sedan.
Through investigation it was revealed that the 58-year-old Palm Desert man was crossing Highway 111, outside of the crosswalk. He was struck by the Nissan that was driving westbound on Highway 111. The collision caused major life-threatening injuries to the pedestrian. He was treated at the scene and transported to a local hospital where he died as a result of his injuries. The 42-year-old female from Palm Springs, remained at the scene for the investigation.
Alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the collision. Identification of the pedestrian is pending notification of next of kin. The investigation to determine the cause of the collision is ongoing, and anyone who witnessed the collision or has further information is asked to call Deputy Nicole Wilhite of the Palm Desert Station’s Traffic Team at (760) 836-1600.
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