37-Year-Old Victorville Woman Dies, One Injured in 91 Freeway Crash near Smith Avenue in Corona
Corona, California (May 5, 2020) – A traffic accident claimed the life of a 37-year-old Victorville woman early Monday morning in Corona and left another person injured, according to authorities.
The California Highway Patrol said the fatal crash took place at around 2:40 a.m. Monday, May 4, on the Riverside (91) Freeway near Smith Avenue.
The Victorville woman was driving a 2020 Toyota Camry in the westbound lanes of the 91 Freeway when, for undetermined reasons, her vehicle stalled in the slow lane and was rear-ended by a Hino box truck that was traveling at approximately 55 mph.
Firefighters along with the paramedics responded to the scene and found the driver of the Toyota in grave condition. She was transported to Riverside Community Hospital, where she later succumbed to her injuries.
A passenger in the Toyota, Marcus Reeves, 27, also of Victorville, was taken to Orange County Global Medical Center with moderate injuries.
The driver of the truck was unhurt in the crash.
Authorities closed multiple traffic lanes following the accident.
An investigation into the crash is underway.
According to Arin Khodaverdian, the Managing Partner and CEO Alpine Law Group, a separate investigation by an experienced attorney is necessary to 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.
- 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.