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2005 Dodge Dakota and 2019 Hyundai Accent Involved in Apple Valley Major Injury Crash on Bear Valley and Deep Creek Roads

2 Critically Injured in Apple Valley Car Accident on Bear Valley and Deep Creek Roads

Apple Valley, California (April 2, 2020) – Authorities are investigating the cause of a traffic collision involving a gray 2005 Dodge Dakota and a gray 2019 Hyundai Accent on Deep Creek Road and Bear Valley Road in Apple Valley at 10:00 p.m. Wednesday

The primary report showed that the Hyundai was traveling westbound along Bear Valley Road, and its driver was trying to make a left turn onto southbound Deep Creek Road before the occurrence of the collision on April 1.

One unidentified victim was airlifted to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center after being admitted at St. Mary’s Hospital.

Officials affirmed that another person was taken to Desert Valley Hospital and then rushed to Linda University Medical Center by a helicopter for further aid.

One of the two patients, who sustained major injuries, was identified as a male party by her wife.

The accident remains under 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.

  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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