Selma, California – 11-year-old Brianna Sanchez of Delhi has been identified as the girl who was killed in a multi-vehicle collision on Sunday afternoon in Selma.
According to a report by the California Highway Patrol, the accident happened at about 1:20 p.m. May 10, on Highway 99 near Mountain View Avenue.
60-year-old Deudiel Ramirez of Dinuba was reportedly driving a big rig northbound on Highway 99 when he failed to slow for traffic and crashed into at least five vehicles.
Brianna Sanchez who was riding in a 2004 Lincoln Navigator was killed in the accident.
17-year-old Alejandro Sanchez, of Delhi, who was driving the Lincoln Navigator, and his passengers; 32-year-old Araceli Hernandez, 14-year-old Jesus Sanchez, 38-year-old Alejandro Sanchez Jr, and 5-year-old Emmett Sanchez, suffered moderate to major injuries and was taken to the hospital for treatment.
61-year-old Jose Cardenas who was driving a 2017 GMC van was hospitalized with minor injuries.
The driver of a 2020 Infiniti QX60, 47-year-old Katina Hulse, and her passenger, 57-year-old Lisa Jones were transported to the hospital with moderate injuries.
The driver of a 1990 Toyota pickup, 29-year-old Guillermo Sotelo Jr., and his passengers, Guillermo Sotelo Sr., 54; Miguel Sotelo, 4; and Jordan Sotelo, 2, were treated at the scene of the accident.
Ramirez stayed at the scene and cooperated with the authorities.
No additional information was provided.
An investigation into the accident is ongoing.
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.