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Two Cars Fatally Strike Pedestrian Michael Rall in Palm Springs

PALM SPRINGS (February 16, 2014) – Sunday evening, pedestrian Michael Rall was struck fatally by two cars.  The incident occurred at 9:22 p.m. on the southbound side of Gene Autry Trail, just north of Via Escuela.  Two vehicles struck Rall who was walking along Gene Autry Trail for unknown reasons.  One of the drivers fled the scene while the other remained on the scene to assist.

Rall was rushed to Desert Regional Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead from his injuries.  The Palm Springs resident was 55 years old.

Gene Autry Trail at Via Escuela

Gene Autry Trail at Via Escuela



Police are looking for the driver of the second vehicle which struck Rall.  They describe it has a gray Dodge Durango.  Witnesses or anyone with information leading to the driver of the Durango should contact the Palm Springs Police Department.  An investigation is underway regarding the circumstances behind this tragic accident.

Leaving the scene of an accident is considered a hit and run.  By law, a driver must stay at the sight of an accident and render aid if needed.


  1. Thank's Wayne, it is tragic. May his sole rest in peace.

  2. This is a very sad day Michael was a very sweet person, he will be missed. May your soul be set free and you rest in peace.

  3. Barbara Hollen-Hugg

    Knew Mike way back in the day when we worked at Visa together. A great person. This is so tragic…

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