Gregorio Solis and Gregorio Vazquez Injured in Fatal Yorba Linda Car Crash on 91 Freeway
Yorba Linda, California (February 25, 2020) – Two people were killed and three others injured in a traffic accident on Sunday morning in Yorba Linda, according to authorities.
The crash happened at about 3:30 a.m. Sunday, February 23, on the westbound side of the 91 Freeway, just west of Gypsum Canyon Road.
The authorities said a gray 2006 Honda Civic driven by Jonathan Rivera, 29, swerved onto the right shoulder and crashed into a stopped 2019 Volkswagen Atlas SUV with four people inside.
Francisca Solis,91, of Anaheim, and Trinidad Solis,70, of Selma, were the back seat passengers in the Volkswagen. Both were taken to UC Irvine Medical Center in Orange, where they died while undergoing treatment an hour later.
Gregorio Solis,93, of Anaheim, and Gregorio Vazquez,52, of Anaheim, who were also in the Volkswagen, were taken to OC Global Medical Center in Santa Ana with minor injuries, according to the CHP.
Rivera, who was suspected to be under the influence at the time of the accident, was transported to Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo for treatment of significant injuries.
The crash remains under investigation.
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.
According to Arin Khodaverdian, the Managing Partner and CEO Alpine Law Group, a separate investigation by an experienced attorney is necessary so as 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.