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CHP Investigating San Jose Car Accident on Highway 87 near Airport Parkway

1 Hurt After 2 Vehicles Crashes on Highway 87 near Airport Parkway in San Jose

San Jose, California (April 1, 2020) – According to a California Highway Patrol report, a two-vehicle crash that happened near Airport Parkway off-ramp in San Jose at around 11:27 p.m. on March 31, resulted in unspecified injuries.

The accident involved a gray Honda Civic and a light-colored sedan that collided on southbound Highway 87 near Highway 101 late Tuesday night.

The sedan came to a stop in the center divider on the off-ramp while the Honda Civic ended up on the right-hand shoulder upon the impact of the collision.

One person, who sustained unspecified injuries, received first aid treatment from paramedics who responded at the scene shortly after the wreck.

Officials shut down the Nos 3 and 4 lanes of the freeway temporarily.

Limited details about the crash 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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