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GMC Envoy and Toyota Prius Involved in Major Injury Rollover Crash on 880 Freeway near Thornton Avenue

Fremont 2-Vehicle Accident on 880 Freeway Resulted in Major Injuries

Fremont, California (April 16, 2020) – According to the California Highway Patrol, an unspecified number of victims sustained serious injuries after a GMC Envoy collided with a Toyota Prius in the southbound lanes of 880 Freeway, just north of Thornton Avenue on-ramp in Fremont Wednesday night.

The circumstances that lead to the collision of the two vehicles at approximately 10:44 p.m. were not immediately disclosed at the time of the report.

Due to the impact, The Envoy rolled over onto its side while the Prius acquired major front-end damage.

All involved victims were attended to by medical personnel who responded at the crash site with two ambulances.

Officials requested tow trucks to remove both vehicles away from the scene of the accident.

An 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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