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Los Gatos Wrong-Way Crash on Highway 85 near Highway 17 Sent 2 Drivers to Hospital

CHP Investigating Major Injury Los Gatos Car Accident on Highway 85 near Highway 17

Los Gatos, California (February 27, 2020) – According to a California Highway Patrol report, a traffic collision involving two vehicles early on Thursday morning in Los Gatos resulted in serious injuries to two victims.

As per the report, two people were hospitalized with serious injuries after a 2019 Toyota Tacoma and a 2019 Honda CR-V collided head-on at about 12:30 a.m. on Highway 85 near Highway 17.

The initial report indicated that a 62-year-old man driving the Tacoma, who was disoriented,” possibly from a medical condition had been heading southbound in the northbound lanes prior to the occurrence of the collision.

Officials said both drivers sustained major injuries as a result of the accident.

Limited details about the wreck were disclosed at the time of the report.

The investigation is underway.

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.
Alpine Law Group Sends strength and condolences to the accident victims and their families

Alpine Law Group sends strength and condolences to the accident victims and their families. Our firm stands ready to help those affected by tragedy obtain the justice they deserve. We can also help you obtain a copy of the police report free of charge. Call us 24/7 at 800-984-4123 to be directly connected with an attorney for a no-obligation consultation. There are no up-front fees and you pay us nothing if we don't win. You may also contact us via text message and online chat 24/7. We look forward to speaking with you.

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