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Pedestrian Injured in Crescent City Traffic Accident at Pacific Avenue and El Dorado Street

Crescent City Pedestrian Accident at Pacific Avenue and El Dorado Street, Thursday night

Crescent City, California (March 27, 2020) – Injuries were reported following a pedestrian accident that took place near the intersection of Pacific Avenue and El Dorado Street in Crescent City Thursday night.

As per the California Highway Patrol report, the unidentified victim was hit by a vehicle near the intersection at approximately 9:35 p.m.

Paramedics, along with fire department officials, arrived at the crash site and rendered aid to the victim who had suffered unspecified injuries.

Officials said the operator of the involved vehicle appeared to have escaped after the wreck.

The CHP is still investigating to identify the cause of the accident.

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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