Anza, California (February 20, 2020) – The authorities have disclosed the identities of two people who were injured in a car accident that happened in Anza, Riverside County, on Monday afternoon.
The accident happened on State Route 371 near Lake Riverside Drive at about 4:30 p.m. February 17, according to the California Highway Patrol.
CHP officers who responded to the incident determined that 23-year-old Conner Littler of La Quinta had been driving a 2007 Ford Explorer eastbound on SR-371 when he drifted into the westbound lanes and collided head-on with a 2018 Honda Accord driven by 25-year-old James Weaver of Bountiful Utah.
Both vehicles sustained major damages and the two drivers had to be extricated by officers from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department and Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Department.
Littler and Weaver are reported to have sustained major injuries and were flown to Desert Regional Medical Center and Inland Valley Medical Center by Mercy Air Ambulance and REACH helicopters.
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.