Fresno County, California – 39-year-old Rosa Parra of Cutler has been identified as the woman who was killed in a collision involving two commercial vehicles and a car on Friday morning in Fresno.
The fatal accident happened at around 11:28 a.m. April 23, at the intersection of Floral and Alta avenues in Fresno.
According to the California Highway Patrol, Parra had been driving a Toyota westbound on Floral Avenue and was stopped at the intersection. One of the semi-trucks that was approaching the intersection failed to stop and crashed into the Toyota.
The impact of the collision caused the semi-truck to overturn while the Toyota spun out and was hit by a second semi-truck.
One of the trucks reportedly caught fire and was extinguished by fire department personnel who responded to the incident.
Parra, who was driving the Toyota, was pronounced dead at the scene.
One of the semi-truck drivers was transported to the hospital with unspecified injuries.
Neither alcohol nor drugs appeared to have been a factor in the accident.
An investigation into the accident is underway.
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.