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1 Sustains Minor Injuries in Bakersfield Car Accident at Airport and Olive Drives

Toyota Prius And Toyota Tundra Pickup Involved in Minor Injury Bakersfield Car Accident at Airport and Olive Drives

Bakersfield, California (March 29, 2020) – The California Highway Patrol is investigating the circumstances that lead to the collision of two vehicles at the intersection of Airport and Olive drives in Bakersfield Friday afternoon.

One person sustained minor injuries after a silver Toyota Tundra pickup collided with a silver Toyota Prius at the intersection near Beardsley Middle School, and Good Samaritan Hospital just about 4:45 p.m.

The pickup truck was reported to have acquired front-end damage upon the impact.

The extent of injuries sustained and the identity of the injured party have not yet been released to this time.

Limited details regarding the wreck were disclosed at the time of the report.

The intersection was closed down for an unknown duration.

The investigation is underway.

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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