Pickup Truck Involved in Major Injury Oakdale 2-Vehicle Crash at Willms Road and Highway 108
Oakdale, California (June 23, 2020) – One person was flown to the hospital with major injuries following a fiery traffic accident involving a pickup truck and a second vehicle at an intersection in Oakdale at around 2:38 p.m. Sunday.
The manner in which the collision occurred at the intersection of Willms Road and Highway 108, Sunday afternoon, was not immediately established by the California Highway Patrol.
The pickup driver was pinned inside the wreckage after the vehicle flipped onto its side and caught fire upon the impact.
The trapped motorist was extricated from the truck by a good Samaritans before it caught fire.
Paramedics responded at the crash site and attended to all involved parties, including the severely injured patient.
An investigation into the accident 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.
- 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.