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Visalia DUI Multi-Vehicle Accident at Houston Avenue and Lovers Lane Sent 4 to Hospital

36-Year-Old Ralph Mojica Arrested After Visalia DUI Hit-and-Run Crash at Houston Avenue and Lovers Lane

Visalia, California (April 19, 2020) – 36-year-old Ralph Mojica was arrested and booked into Tulare County Pretrial Facility on suspicion of felony DUI, hit-and-run, and an unrelated warrant on April 17 in Visalia.

As per the report, four unidentified people were hospitalized at Kaweah Delta Medical Center with serious injuries after four vehicles collided at the intersection of Houston Avenue and Lovers Lane, near Golden Oak Elementary School at around 4:00 p.m. Friday.

Mojica, who was under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs at the time of the collision, was arrested by police after he fled the scene of the accident.

The crash resulted in the closure of Houston to McAuliff Street for several hours.

An investigation is underway. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Visalia Police Department at 734-8117.

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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