National City, California (February 25, 2020) – A woman in her 80s died after being hit by a car in National City, San Diego, on Tuesday morning.
The California Highway Patrol said the woman was walking across East Plaza Boulevard near Euclid Avenue about 5:45 a.m. when she was hit by a car that was traveling westbound on the roadway.
The woman, a resident of National City, was injured in the accident and was transported to an area hospital where she died while undergoing treatment.
The identity of the woman was withheld pending notification of her next of kin.
The 36-year-old male driver of the car remained at the scene and cooperated with the authorities.
The accident blocked westbound lanes of East Plaza Boulevard between Euclid and Harbison avenues.
No additional information was provided.
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.