Merced DUI Car Crash at Motel Drive and Pine Street Sent 2 to Hospital
Merced, California (March 1, 2020) – Two unidentified victims were transported to the hospital following a two-vehicle collision that took place at the intersection of Motel Drive and Pine Street in Merced Thursday night.
The accident involved a grey-colored Honda Accord Coupe driven by 21-year-old Brian Garcia Barriga and a red-colored Chevrolet pickup truck operated by a female party.
The two vehicles collided at a curve in the intersection at about 8:30 p.m. on February 27.
The Chevrolet motorist and her passenger were transported to a local hospital for treatment of unspecified injuries sustained in the crash.
Officials affirmed there were no other victims hurt in the accident including a female passenger in the Accord
Meanwhile, Barriga was arrested and taken into custody for DUI, causing bodily injuries and driving over double parallel solid lines.
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.