James Weaver Identified as Driver Injured in Anza Car Crash on Highway 371 near Lake Riverside Drive
Anza, California (February 21, 2020) – Authorities are investigating a Monday afternoon car accident that left two drivers seriously injured in Anza.
The police said two vehicles collided on SR-371, just east of Lake Riverside Drive at about 4:30 p.m., of February 17.
A 23-year-old man was driving a 2007 Ford Explorer eastbound, while at the same time, a 2018 Honda Accord driven by James Weaver, 25, a Bountiful Utah man currently residing at Camp Pendleton, was westbound on SR-371, according to the police.
The 23-year-old man reportedly made an unsafe turn and finally lost control of his Ford. As a result, the Ford crossed the double yellow lines and collided head-on with a westbound Weaver’s Honda.
Weaver and the other driver were extricated from their vehicles by the emergency crews who responded to the accident. The two were flown to Inland Valley Medical Center and Desert Regional Medical Center with serious injuries.
The roadway reopened after about half an hour.
The crash remains under investigation.
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.
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