Garden Grove, California – A 59-year-old woman was killed in an alleged DUI car accident that happened at an intersection in Garden Grove on Wednesday afternoon.
The fatal accident was reported at around 1:30 p.m. April 15, at the intersection of Chapman Avenue and Euclid Street.
The California Highway Patrol said a white 2017 Honda driven by a 27-year-old man rear-ended a second vehicle that had stopped at the stop sign.
The impact of the collision caused the second car to strike a third vehicle.
Paramedics who responded to the scene found a female driver of the second vehicle unconscious and not breathing.
She was rushed to the hospital where she was pronounced dead upon arrival.
The driver of the Honda was taken to a hospital for treatment of serious injuries.
He was also arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and will be booked upon release from the hospital.
Two people in the third vehicle were not injured.
The accident remains 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.