Oxnard, California – A woman was killed in a two-vehicle collision that left two other people injured in Oxnard on Saturday morning.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the accident happened at about 8 a.m. June 7, on Highway 1 also known as Rice Avenue near Channel Islands Boulevard.
A 2000 Lexus RX300 was reportedly traveling northbound on Highway 1 when it failed to stop and crashed into the rear of a 2017 Nissan Rogue that was stopped at a red light.
The impact of the collision sent the Lexus off the roadway and into a ditch while the Nissan stopped in the center divider.
A 41-year-old Oxnard woman who was driving the Nissan was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.
A 14-year-old boy in the Nissan sustained serious injuries and was transported to Ventura County Medical Center for treatment.
A 33-year-old woman who was driving the Lexus was also hospitalized with serious injuries. She was later arrested on suspicion of DUI.
No additional information about the accident was provided.
An investigation into the accident is ongoing.
Anyone with information about the accident is asked to contact the Ventura Area CHP office 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.