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Boy Seriously Injured in DUI Crash on Highway 101 in Ukiah

6-Year-Old Boy Suffer Major Injuries in Ukiah Crash on Highway 101 near Talmage Road; Arnaldo Ramirez Arrested For DUI   

Ukiah, California (June 20, 2020) – A 6-year-old boy sustained major injuries following a traffic accident that happened late Thursday night in Ukiah, according to a local news source.  

On June 18, at around 10:45 p.m., a 2004 Toyota Tacoma pickup truck and a 2016 Jeep Wrangler were both traveling southbound on Highway 101 just south of the Talmage Road overpass.    

For unknown reasons, the pickup truck hit the front end of the Wrangler. The pickup truck flipped on its roof after the impact.  

A passenger in the pickup truck, a 6-year-old boy, sustained a broken arm and a concussion in the crash. He was transported to Adventist Health Ukiah Valley for treatment.    

The driver of the Wrangler, a 47-year-old Redwood Valley woman, was uninjured in the crash.  

The driver of the pickup truck, Arnaldo Ramirez, 33, of Ukiah, was also taken to AHUV with major injuries. He was later arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and endangering a child.    

The accident 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. 

  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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