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2 Injured in Street Racing Crash on South Myrtle Avenue in Monrovia

2 Seriously Injured in Monrovia Car Accident on South Myrtle Avenue near Duarte Road

Monrovia, California (April 5, 2020) – Two people sustained serious injuries Saturday afternoon following an alleged street racing accident in Monrovia, according to a local news source.

The crash took place at around 1:08 p.m. Saturday, April 4 in the 1900 block of South Myrtle Avenue, just south of Duarte Road.

As per the report, a red vehicle and a classic Ford Mustang were racing southbound on Myrtle Avenue when the Ford veered into the northbound lane and collided with an oncoming SUV. As a result of the collision, the Mustang split in half and caught fire.

The driver of the Mustang, believed to be 30 years old man, was ejected from the vehicle during the collision. He sustained life-threatening injuries and was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

The male driver of the SUV suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was also taken to the hospital.

Authorities said the Mustang driver would face street racing and reckless driving charges. His name was not immediately disclosed.

The accident remains under investigation. Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call Monrovia police at 626-256-8000.

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.

  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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