Driver Taken into Custody After Vehicle Crashes into Palm Springs Businesses [Palm Springs, CA]

Palm Springs, CA (May 19, 2024)- Vehicle crashes into Palm Springs businesses: In Palm Springs, a harrowing incident unfolded as a 30-year-old man was taken into custody after his SUV rampaged through street barricades, two businesses, and another vehicle before he fled the scene.

The chaotic sequence began around 10:15 p.m. Friday when the Palm Springs Police Department received reports of a maroon SUV striking barricades near the iconic Marilyn Monroe statue on the 100 block of Museum Way. 

Vehicle Crashes into Palm Springs Businesses
Vehicle Crashes into Palm Springs Businesses near the iconic Marilyn Monroe statue on the 100 block of Museum Way.


The vehicle’s reckless path didn’t stop there; it careened along a walkway nestled between businesses, shattering the rear window of one establishment before the driver attempted a disastrous maneuver.

In trying to turn the vehicle around, he inflicted significant damage on the interior of another business. The destruction continued as the driver collided with a parked car on Palm Canyon Drive, shoving it out of the way before making his escape.

Authorities swiftly apprehended the alleged driver, Jose Uzaga, shortly before 11 p.m., bringing an end to his destructive spree. Uzaga now faces charges of hit-and-run, vandalism, and DUI, with his bail set at $10,000 and a pending court appearance at the Larson Justice Center in Indio on Wednesday.

For those impacted by such incidents, whether through property damage or personal injury, the road to recovery can be fraught with challenges.

Our attorneys specialize in cases involving car accidents, property destruction, and securing rightful compensation for victims. We understand the complexities of navigating the legal landscape following such events and are committed to providing robust support and expert representation.

Victims of this incident and similar situations can rely on our legal expertise to pursue claims for damages, including repair costs, loss of business revenue, and compensation for any personal injuries sustained.

Our team is dedicated to ensuring that justice is served and that our clients receive the full extent of the compensation they are entitled to under the law.

Anyone with information about this incident or who witnessed the rampage is encouraged to contact the PSPD Traffic Division at 760-323-8125 to aid in the ongoing investigation and ensure comprehensive accountability for all damages incurred.

It’s important to have an experienced legal team on your side if you’ve been injured in a car accident. Call us at 1-888-965-3827 for a free and confidential case review. We’re available to assist you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by phone, text, or online chat.

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Source: NBC Los Angeles

The map below shows the museum’s way where the car crashed into businesses destroying properties


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