Parlier, California (February 21, 2020) – A 56-year-old woman was killed and three other people were injured in a two-car crash that happened on Thursday morning at an intersection in Parlier, Fresno County.
The California Highway Patrol said the accident happened at around 6:00 a.m. February 20, at the intersection of Dinuba and Zediker Avenues.
A black Chevrolet Malibu was traveling southbound on Zediker Avenue when the driver failed to yield to a stop sign and slammed into the passenger side of a red Hyundai which was stopped at the intersection.
A 56-year-old female passenger in the Hyundai suffered critical injuries and was rushed to Selma Hospital where she died while undergoing treatment.
A 62-year-old woman in the front passenger seat of the Hyundai was taken to Community Regional Medical Center for treatment of major injuries.
The authorities said the 69-year-old male driver of the Hyundai was taken to Reedley Hospital with moderate injuries while the Malibu driver was treated at the scene.
As per the report, alcohol and drugs were not factors in the collision.
The police are investigating the cause of the accident.
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.