Rialto, California – A 61-year-old San Bernardino man was killed in a traffic accident that happened on Sunday night in Rialto, the California Highway Patrol reported.
The fatal crash happened at about 10:40 p.m. April 26, on Interstate 10 Freeway near Riverside Avenue.
The San Bernardino was driving a 1995 blue Toyota T100 eastbound on I-10. At the same time, a 34-year-old Hemet man was driving a 2017 Freightliner Cascadia in the same direction.
The Toyota slammed into the Freightliner that had stopped in the No.3 lane due to mechanical problems with its hazard lights activated.
The Toyota driver was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.
The name of the deceased was not immediately provided.
An investigation into the accident is ongoing.
Anyone with information regarding this collision is asked to contact the San Bernardino CHP Office at (909) 383-4247.
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.