Judy Haughs and Rocky Mithcell Hospitalized After Redding Head-On Accident on Highway 273 and Westwood Avenue
Redding, California (May 16, 2020) –Authorities have released the names of the two victims who were hurt following a two-vehicle collision that happened on Highway 273 and Westwood Avenue in Redding Friday evening, according to the Redding police.
At approximately 5:00 p.m. May 15, a vehicle driven by 26-year-old Rocky Mithcell lost control and crossed the center median where it collided head-on with a Chrysler 300 operated Judy Haughs, 77, of Redding.
The primary report showed that Mithcell was trying to make a right turn from eastbound Westwood Avenue onto southbound Highway 273 at the time of the collision.
The Ford overturned upon the impact.
Haughs was hospitalized at Mercy Medical Center with minor injuries while Mithcell was taken to Shasta Regional Medical Center for treatment of major injuries.
Officials did not believe drugs or alcohol played a role in the mishap. The accident remains under investigation by the Redding police.
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.