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1 Killed, 1 Seriously Injured in Multi-Vehicle Crash on Highway 62 in Riverside County

1 Dies, 1 Hospitalized after Riverside County Car Accident on Highway 62

Riverside County, California (June 15, 2020) – One person was killed and several others injured in a four-vehicle crash on Sunday afternoon in Desert Hot Springs, Riverside County, police said.

The accident transpired at about 2:30 p.m., on June 14, on Highway 62.

A 37-year-old man was driving a Chrysler Town & Country minivan when it failed to yield on the highway. As a result, the minivan struck a northbound Ford Flex, operated by a 71-year-old man from Winterhaven, according to the authorities.

Following the collision, the minivan was reportedly sent into the southbound side of the highway, where it collided with a Mini Cooper, driven by a 30-year-old man from Yucca Valley.

The Mini Cooper then sideswiped a southbound Jeep Cherokee, driven by a 72-year-old man, the police said.

First responders arrived at the scene and extricated two victims from their vehicles.

The minivan driver and his passenger sustained serious injuries and were taken to a hospital where the driver was later pronounced dead.

The Mini Cooper and Jeep drivers, together with an unspecified number of minivan passengers sustained minor injuries and were all taken to a hospital for treatment.

An investigation into the accident is underway.

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.

  1. Check for injuries and immediately call for an ambulance if anyone is hurt.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. Gather information about the other drivers involved in the accident. Also, talk to witnesses and get their information.

  1. If possible, take photos of the damage to your car and the surrounding area.

  1. Do not admit fault or discuss the accident with anyone. Do not sign any papers unless requested by the police.

  1. 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.

  1. Get a copy of the accident report from the police.

  1. Get a property damage valuation.

  1. If you were injured in the accident, keep detailed notes of your injuries and track your medical treatment.

  1. Contact a reputable personal injury attorney to protect your rights.

  1. 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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