Linda Yorba, California (February 25, 2020) – Three people who were injured in a fatal car accident on Sunday morning have been identified as 93-year-old Gregorio Solis, 52-year-old Gregorio Vazquez and 29-year-old Jonathan Rivera.
According to a CHP report, the accident happened at about 3:30 a.m. February 23, on the westbound side of Highway 91, just west of Gypsum Canyon Road.
A gray 2006 Honda Civic driven by Rivera crashed into a stopped 2019 Volkswagen Atlas SUV occupied by four people.
Two passengers in the Volkswagen were killed in the accident.
The Orange County Coroner’s office identified the deceased as Francisca Solis of Anaheim and Trinidad Solis of Selma.
Gregorio Solis and Gregorio Vazquez, who were also riding in the Volkswagen, suffered minor injuries and were taken to OC Global Medical Center in Santa Ana for treatment.
Rivera sustained major injuries in the crash and was rushed to Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo.
The police believe Rivera was driving under the influence of alcohol.
The crash remained 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.