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Chevrolet Tahoe SUV and Silver Kia Optima Compact Involved in Sacramento Crash on Interstate 80 Freeway

Sacramento Rollover Accident on Interstate 80 Freeway near Chiles Road Resulted in Unspecified Injuries

Sacramento, California (March 27, 2020) – The California Highway Patrol is investigating the cause of a traffic collision that happened on Interstate 80 Freeway near Chiles Road in West Sacramento at about 2:42 p.m. Thursday.

As per the report, a black Chevrolet Tahoe SUV was traveling westbound on the highway when it collided with a silver Kia Optima compact car for unknown reasons.

The SUV rolled over and wound up in the slow lane while the Kia was on fire upon the impact.

Paramedics arrived at the crash site and rendered aid to all injured victims.

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

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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