Ventura County, California – 42-year-old Javier Carrillo of Oxnard has been identified as the man who died in a multi-vehicle accident that happened on Friday morning in Ventura County.
Three vehicles collided at about 11:14 a.m. May 1, on Pacific Coast Highway near Deer Creek Road, the California Highway Patrol reported.
A 2002 Ford flatbed construction truck was traveling southbound on Pacific Coast Highway when it slowed down to make a left turn onto Deer Creek Road.
Carrilo was driving a 2005 International box truck traveling in the same direction behind the Ford when he failed to slow down and crashed into the flatbed.
The impact of the crash pushed the Ford into the northbound lane, where it collided with a 2011 Subaru SUV.
Carrillo was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.
The Subaru driver suffered major injuries while the Ford driver sustained moderate injuries in the accident.
The two were taken to Ventura County Medical Center medical for treatment.
The three vehicles sustained major damages in the collision and were towed away from the scene.
The police are investigating the cause of the accident.
Anyone with information about the accident is asked to contact Ventura Area CHP at (805) 662-2640.
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.