Ventura County Car Collision at La Luna Avenue and El Roblar Drive Seriously Injures Female Party
Ojai, California (May 21, 2020) – A female party was transported to the hospital after being involved in a traffic collision at the intersection of La Luna Avenue and El Roblar Drive in Ojai at approximately 6:19 p.m. May 20.
As per the California Highway Patrol report, a car operated by 34-year-old Nathan Whitteker along the highway ran a stop sign at the intersection and crashed with another unspecified vehicle Wednesday night.
Due to the impact, the woman was trapped inside her car. She was rescued from the wreckage by Ventura County Fire Department officials who responded at the scene shortly after the collision.
The victim was then hospitalized at Ventura County Medical Center with major injuries.
Whitteker, who was intoxicated at the time of the wreck, did not stop after the mishap. He later came back at the scene on foot and was arrested by police on suspicion of felony DUI and hit-and-run.
More details regarding the accident will be released immediately after the completion of the 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.