2 Injured in Modesto Big Rig Accident on Highway 99
Modesto, California (April 7, 2020) – Two people were injured in a big rig accident on Monday morning in Modesto, according to police.
The crash happened at about 1:00 a.m., on April 6, on Highway 99.
The police said a big rig, driven by a 52-year-old driver, was traveling in the slow lane approaching Standiford Avenue when it swerved off to the right of the roadway where it hit a roadway sign. The driver then turned to left and eventually lost control, and the truck overturned on the pathway.
A driver of an ambulance reportedly crashed into the overturned truck. The driver told the police that he did not see the truck.
A Kia, driven by a 32-year-old woman from Salida, was able to stop after she came upon the crash, but another car rear-ended her Kia. The driver of the car fled from the crash site, according to the police.
Two occupants in the ambulance, the driver, and an employee, both 21-years-old, were injured as a result of the crash. The truck driver and the 32-year-old woman were not injured.
Drugs or alcohol were not considered a factor in the accident.
The roadway was closed until 5:20 a.m. due to the crash.
An investigation into the crash is underway.
According to Arin Khodaverdian, the Managing Partner and CEO Alpine Law Group, a separate investigation by an experienced attorney is necessary to clearly uncover the circumstances surrounding the collision. “An attorney will also help the victim to navigate all the legal processes in pursuit of fair compensation and justice. Car accident claims are rarely straightforward, and, regardless of the circumstances involved, liable insurance companies will often do everything possible to limit their out-of-pocket expenses by either devaluing or outright denying your claim. It is crucial, therefore, that you have an experienced attorney on your side,” said Arin.
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.
1. Stay at the scene and don’t panic.
2. Check for injuries and immediately call for an ambulance if anyone is hurt.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. Gather information about the other drivers involved in the accident. Also, talk to witnesses and get their information.
6. If possible, take photos of the damage to your car and the surrounding area.
7. Do not admit fault or discuss the accident with anyone. Do not sign any papers unless requested by the police.
8. Do not leave the accident scene until the police have left.
After leaving the accident scene,
1. Contact your insurance company as soon as possible.
2. Get a copy of the accident report from the police.
3. Get a property damage valuation.
4. If you were injured in the accident, keep detailed notes of your injuries and track your medical treatment.
5. Contact a reputable personal injury attorney to protect your rights.6. 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.