Long Beach, California – 61-year-old Bryan Bogan has been identified as the man who died after being hit by a car while removing towing equipment in Long Beach on March 24.
According to the Long Beach Police Department, the accident happened at about 12:40 p.m. on Del Amo Boulevard near Locust Avenue.
50-year-old Charlette Colton of Lakewood was reportedly driving a 2000 Dodge Caravan on the roadway when he crashed into a 1996 Honda Accord. The impact of the collision caused the Honda to strike a 1996 Mercedes-Benz E320
Bogan and a 71-year-old Torrance man who were standing between the Accord and the Mercedes were injured in the accident.
Colton and the unidentified man were transported to an area hospital for treatment.
Sadly, Bogan succumbed to his injuries on Saturday.
Colton exited his vehicle and fled the scene but was later arrested.
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.