Thereseem Smith has been identified by authorities as the victim in a pedestrian collision that occurred on September 9 in Palm Desert. Ms. Smith, a 65-year-old local resident, was on the sidewalk on Highway 74 near the crossing with Haystack Road at roughly 7:20 a.m. when a Nissan pickup truck struck her after crossing from the southbound to the northbound lanes of the highway. The driver of the truck, a 61-year-old Palm Desert man, was taken for treatment and, reports indicate, may not have been responsive after the collision. An investigation is ongoing.

We extend our deepest condolences to the friends and family of the victim during this difficult time.

When individuals are harmed or killed in traffic accidents and another party is at fault, full compensation is not always granted, despite the circumstances. Skilled legal representation from a truck accident attorney is typically a must in these situations. Legal Defenders at the Law Offices of Burg and Brock has helped countless families and individuals obtain the compensation they need to deal with expenses and move on with their lives. To learn more, call us today at (818) 405-9091.