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Jesus Lopez Seriously Injured in Head-On Crash on Highway 46 in Paso Robles

Jesus Lopez Suffers Major Injuries in Fatal Paso Robles Car Accident on Highway 46 near Antelope Road

Paso Robles, California (March 16, 2020) – Jesus Duarte Lopez of Salinas, has been identified as the driver who was seriously injured in a head-on crash that killed a San Luis Obispo man in Paso Robles Sunday night, the California Highway Patrol reported.

The deadly crash occurred at about 8:15 p.m. Sunday, March 15 on Highway 46 near Antelope Road.

According to the CHP, an 84-year-old San Luis Obispo man was driving a 2010 Chino motorcoach westbound on Highway 46 East downhill from Antelope Road at around 55 mph when he crossed over double yellow lines into the eastbound lane and collided head-on with a Freighlighter truck that was traveling uphill at about 45 mph.

The force of the impact caused the Freightliner to roll over and land onto its roof on the south roadway edge. The Chino motorcoach overturned and came to rest on the north shoulder of the highway.

The driver of the Chino motorcoach was declared dead at the scene. His name has not been disclosed pending notification of family.

Lopez, who was the driver of the Freightliner, was taken to the Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center in San Luis Obispo with major injuries.

Alcohol, drugs, and distracted driving were not considered factors in the accident. At the time of the collision, it was cold and raining.

The accident 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

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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