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A Palm Desert man escaped injury when two vehicles plunged into a ravine south of Palm Desert. The other driver, a La Quinta man, was taken to a nearby hospital.
The wreck was reported about 9:40 a.m. on State Route 74, about 3 miles west of Mesquite Hill, according to the California Highway Patrol.
61-year-old Joseph Digiacinto Jr. of Palm Desert lost control of his 2002 Lincoln Navigator while passing a Volkswagon Golf driving by Tad Oskey, 44, from La Quinta.
Accoriding to Officer Joe Zagorski fo the CHP, Digiacinto's car struck the near the driver's door on the smaller car, and both vehicles overturned as they went off the road and approximately 50 to 70 feet down the mountain side.
Officer Zagorski noted that there is a bend in the road where the two vehicles collided and went over.
According to the Riverside County Fire Department, one person suffered
minor injuries, another recieved moderate injuries in the crash, but neither had to be extricated.
The CHP says Oskey was taken to Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs with abrasions to his left side, arm and shoulder, with complaints of pain to his neck.
The same statement says Digiaconto was evaluated at the scene with no injuries clamed.
Officer Zagorski noted, that there is a bend in the road where the two vehicles collided and went over.