2 Injured in Palmdale Car Accident at Sierra Highway and Avenue R
Palmdale, California (March 16, 2020) – Two people were injured in a crash involving a police patrol car on Friday morning in Palmdale, according to police.
The police said a sheriff was responding to an emergency call with lights and siren on when another vehicle crashed into the patrol car.
The sheriff had slowed to clear other cars at the intersection when another driver entered the intersection on a green light and struck the sheriff's car, according to the police.
Following the accident, both the sheriff and the other driver complained of pain. The sheriff was hospitalized while the other driver declined to be taken to a hospital.
The identity of the injured persons was unavailable.
An investigation into the crash is underway.
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