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1 Killed in 2-Vehicle Accident on Highway 38 in San Bernardino County

At least 1 Dies after San Bernardino County Car Crash on Highway 38 near Lake William and Angelus Oaks

San Bernardino County, California (June 25, 2020) – At least one person was killed in a two-vehicle crash on Wednesday afternoon in San Bernardino County, according to authorities.

The deadly accident occurred on Highway 38 between Lake William and Angelus Oaks, at about 1:00 p.m., on June 24.

Two cars collided head-on on the roadway. One vehicle was passing other vehicles when it veered into oncoming traffic, the police said.

At least one party suffered fatal injuries from the crash.

Highway 38 was closed in both directions between Lake William and Angelus Oaks for an unknown period, following the accident.

Further details regarding the accident were not immediately available.

An investigation into the crash 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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