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1 Sustains Minor Injuries in Wasco Car Accident on Highway 43 near Pond Road

Wasco Car Crash on Highway 43 near Pond Road Resulted in Minor Injuries

Wasco, California (April 1, 2020) – The California Highway Patrol is investigating the cause of a minor injury car crash that happened on Highway 43, just south of Pond Road in Wasco shortly before 10:00 p.m. Tuesday.

One unidentified person sustained minor injuries after a black Honda Accord collided with a gray Chevrolet SUV along the highway near Pond Union School District late Tuesday night.

Meanwhile, an occupant riding in one of the involved cars left the area following the wreck.

Medical personnel, along with Fire department officials, arrived at the scene shortly after 10:00 p.m. and rendered aid to the injured victim.

Limited details regarding the wreck were disclosed at the time of the report.

The investigation is underway.

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.

  1. Stay at the scene and don’t panic.
  2. Check for injuries and immediately call for an ambulance if anyone is hurt.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Gather information about the other drivers involved in the accident. Also, talk to witnesses and get their information.
  6. If possible, take photos of the damage to your car and the surrounding area.
  7. Do not admit fault or discuss the accident with anyone. Do not sign any papers unless requested by the police.
  8. Do not leave the accident scene until the police have left.

After leaving the accident scene,

  1. Contact your insurance company as soon as possible.
  2. Get a copy of the accident report from the police.
  3. Get a property damage valuation.
  4. If you were injured in the accident, keep detailed notes of your injuries and track your medical treatment.
  5. Contact a reputable personal injury attorney to protect your rights.
  6. 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.
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