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Woman Killed in Alleged DUI Accident at Chapman Avenue and Euclid Street in Garden Grove

59-Year-Old Woman Dies after Garden Grove Car Crash at Chapman Avenue and Euclid Street

Garden Grove, California (April 16, 2020) – Authorities are investigating a suspected DUI car accident that left one person killed Wednesday afternoon in Garden Grove.

As per the police logs, the deadly crash occurred at the intersection of Chapman Avenue and Euclid Street, at about 1:30 p.m., on April 15.

A white 2017 Honda rear-ended a vehicle, occupied by a 59-year-old woman. The woman’s vehicle had stopped for a red light at the intersection, according to the police.

The impact of the crash reportedly caused a chain reaction where the woman’s car struck another vehicle on the roadway.

The 59-year-old woman was transported to a hospital where she succumbed to her injuries.

The Honda driver was also taken to a hospital for treatment. He was driving under the influence and is expected to face criminal charges upon realise from the hospital.

No other injuries were reported.

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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