Bakersfield, California – Several people were injured in a multi-vehicle collision in Bakersfield on Saturday night, June 6.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the accident at the intersection of Lotus Lane and Watts Drive.
An Oldsmobile sedan was traveling southbound on Lotus Lane when it allegedly failed to stop at a stop sign and collided with a Toyota sedan traveling eastbound on Watts Drive.
A Nissan sedan that was stopped at the intersection was struck by the Oldsmobile.
The male driver of the Oldsmobile was seriously injured in the accident.
The female driver of the Toyota and her two adult passengers were hospitalized with moderate injuries.
The female driver of the Nissan and her adult passenger complained of pain and were treated at the scene.
No additional information about the accident was provided.
An investigation into the accident is underway.
Anyone with information about the accident is asked to contact the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111.
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.