Minor Injuries Reported in Milpitas Car Crash on 880 Freeway near Dixon Landing Road
Milpitas, California (April 1, 2020) – Minor injuries were sustained after a truck accident that led to minor injuries on Tuesday night in Milpitas, according to the California Highway Patrol.
A while after 8:42 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, police responded to the crash on southbound 880 Freeway, just north of Dixon Landing Road.
Two trucks collided for unknown reasons, according to the police. Following the impact one of the trucks rolled over.
Responding firefighters along with medical personnel rendered aid to the crash victims. It was not immediately known how many persons were involved in the crash.
As a result of the accident, multiple lanes were closed. The roadway was expected to clear as of 10:39 p.m.
Officials said that construction debris was scattered in the roadway due to the collision.
The vehicles were towed away from the scene.
Further details concerning this incident were not released.
An investigation is ongoing.
Truck accident cases tend to be more complicated as compared to other cases such as car accidents and motorcycle accidents. Arin Khodaverdian, the Managing Partner and CEO Alpine Law Group, who is also an experienced truck accident lawyer, says, “When a truck accident occurs, it may seem obvious at first that the truck driver is at fault. However, while the truck driver may be responsible, at least partially, for the accident, other parties may also be liable for the truck crash”. Some of these parties are the trucking company, the person/company responsible for the truck maintenance, the person/company that owns or leases the truck, a third-party driver, and the manufacture of the defective vehicle part,” Arvin explained.
What to Do at the Accident Scene after Crash
- Always remain at the scene, relax and don’t panic.
- Check if you, your passengers or any other party have injuries and then call an ambulance.
- Call the police to document the incident
- Take photos of the crash scene
- If involved in a minor crash, move the car to the side of the roadway and turn on its hazard lights
- Collect details regarding the accident from the witnesses
- Don’t sign any documents unless it is from the authorities
- Wait for the police to arrive before you can leave the accident scene
What to Do After Leaving the Accident Scene
- Contact your insurance company and inform them about the crash
- Collect a police report
- Keep records of your physical injuries and mental condition
- Get a property damage evaluation
- Before providing any statements to the other motorist or his or her insurance company, seek a personal injury attorney to advise you legally and protect your rights