Sheriff’s Deputy Injured in Poway Car Accident on Poway Road and Iola Way
Poway, California (September 22, 2019) – According to a local news report, an officer was injured early Saturday morning in an alleged DUI crash at an intersection in Poway.
The accident occurred at around 1:30 a.m. Saturday, September 21 at Poway Road and Iola Way.
As per the local news report, the sheriff’s deputy was sitting in a patrol car near the Poway intersection when he was struck by a passing vehicle.
The suspect DUI driver also struck another vehicle that had been stopped by the deputy.
The officer suffered minor injuries in the crash.
The driver of the involved vehicle was arrested on suspicion of DUI.
The cause of the accident remains under investigation.
Things You Need to Do After a Car Accident
When you have been involved in a car accident there a things you need to do to make sure you, your passengers and other motorist are protected. Motorists are urged to take the following actions after the accident.
- Always stop if you are involved in an accident.
- Check to see if anyone needs urgent medical care. If you can, try not to move the vehicles unless they are causing a major problem with traffic. If possible, wait for the police before moving anything.
- Limit your conversation about the accident with other drivers. You should only talk about the accident with the police, medical professionals and your insurance representative.
- Take photos of the damage to your car.
- Contact your insurance company. However, you are encouraged to give all the accurate information.
- Keep copies of any medical records and any related expenses.
Compensation Available in Personal Injury Claims
If you or your loved one has sustained an injury from a traffic accident caused by the careless, reckless or wrongful behavior of a third party, then you may be considering a claim for compensation. You may seek compensation for the following:
- All medical expenses related to the accident, including the cost of treatment, rehabilitation therapy, surgeries and medications.
- The cost of medical equipment required as a result of their injuries as well as modifications that must be made to their home.
- Lost wages or income due to temporary or permanent disability.
- Pain and suffering, inconvenience, and disfigurement