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Man Killed in 2-Vehicle Crash at Main Street and Placentia Lane in Riverside

78-Year-Old Man Killed, Woman Injured in Riverside Car Accident at Main Street and Placentia Lane

Riverside, California (April 30, 2020) – An elderly driver was killed and another person was injured Tuesday morning in a two-vehicle crash at an intersection in Riverside, according to authorities.

The deadly accident took place at around 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 28, at the intersection of Main Street and Placentia Lane.

Authorities said a 78-year-old Riverside man was driving a 1998 Toyota Camry northbound on Main Street, approaching Placentia Lane while a 21-year-old woman was driving a 2016 Toyota Tacoma westbound on Placentia.

The Tacoma reportedly stopped at the stop sign and then turned onto Main Street. The two vehicles eventually collided at the intersection.

The elderly driver sustained serious injuries and was transported to Riverside Community Hospital, where he died while undergoing surgery. His name has not been disclosed pending notification of family.

The driver of the Tacoma sustained minor injuries and was not hospitalized.

Alcohol or drugs were not considered a factor in the accident.

The crash remains under investigation.

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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