Garden Grove, California – A 59-year-old woman was killed in a collision at an intersection in Garden Grove on Wednesday afternoon.
Garden Grove Police Department said the accident happened at about 1:30 p.m. April 15, at Euclid Street and Chapman Avenue.
The unidentified woman was stopped at the intersection when her car was rear-ended by a 2017 Honda. A third vehicle was involved in the accident.
The woman was found unconscious and was transported to the University of California, Irvine Medical Center.
Sadly, she succumbed to her injuries while undergoing treatment.
The driver of the Honda suffered significant injuries in the accident. He was arrested on suspicion of DUI and will be booked upon release from the hospital.
The driver and a passenger in the third vehicle were unhurt.
An investigation to determine the cause of the accident.
Anyone with information about the accident is asked to contact Officer Ashby at 714-741-5823.
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.