Baldwin Park, California (February 21, 2020) – 55-year-old Felipe Cobian of Montclair has been identified as the man who was killed in an alleged DUI multi-vehicle collision that occurred on Wednesday morning in Baldwin Park, Los Angeles County.
The fatal crash happened on westbound 10 Freeway near Francisquito Avenue at about 4 a.m. February 19.
According to the California Highway Patrol, Cobian was driving a 1993 Nissan pickup truck westbound on the highway when he crashed into a 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe that had come to a stop or was moving at a slow speed.
A 2018 Honda Accord that was traveling in the middle lanes then crashed into the Nissan that had come to rest in the middle lanes after the initial crash.
Cobian was pronounced dead at the scene.
37-year-old Luis Uribe of Covina, who was driving the Honda, suffered a fracture on his back and was taken to the hospital for treatment.
The authorities said the driver of the Hyundai, 57-year-old Ana Guillen of West Covina, was driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the time of the and was arrested before being transported to the hospital for a mental health evaluation.
The accident remains under investigation.
What to Do At the Accident Scene
Nobody is ever prepared for an accident. However, knowing what to do in case you are involved in the accident is very crucial. The following steps will help you ensure your safety and the safety of others.
- Stay at the scene and don’t panic.
- Check for injuries and immediately call for an ambulance if anyone is hurt.
- Notify the police even if no one is injured. The police will examine the scene and document the accident. At this point, it is important to record accurate information. You can later request a police report.
- If the accident is minor, it is advisable to move the vehicles to the shoulder and turn on your vehicle’s hazard lights to ensure the safety of other motorists.
- Gather information about the other drivers involved in the accident. Also, talk to witnesses and get their information.
- If possible, take photos of the damage to your car and the surrounding area.
- Do not admit fault or discuss the accident with anyone. Do not sign any papers unless requested by the police.
- Do not leave the accident scene until the police have left.
After leaving the accident scene,
- Contact your insurance company as soon as possible.
- Get a copy of the accident report from the police.
- Get a property damage valuation.
- If you were injured in the accident, keep detailed notes of your injuries and track your medical treatment.
- Contact a reputable personal injury attorney to protect your rights.
- Seek legal advice before you contact your insurer to discuss your car accident claim and compensation for your personal injuries. A qualified attorney will help you recover the maximum amount of damages.