Honda CRV and Dodge Dakota Pickup Truck Involved in Clairemont DUI Car Accident
Clairemont, California (May 6, 2020) – Serious injuries were reported following an alleged DUI crash involving two vehicles in Clairemont just about 7:00 p.m. Monday
A 56-year-old woman was hospitalized with serious injuries after her 2018 Honda CRV was sideswiped by a 1999 Dodge Dakota pickup truck driven by a 44-year-old man.
The woman was reportedly making a left-hand turn from westbound Clairemont Mesa Boulevard onto Longford Drive while the Dakota motorist was driving through a red light at the time of the crash.
Officials said the female driver sustained internal bleeding, multiple back fractures, and bowel injuries in the wreck.
The male motorist, who was suspected of having been driving under the influence, suffered minor injuries and both patients were taken to the hospital.
No additional information about the accident was provided.
The cause of the accident remains under investigation.
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.