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Woman Injured in Novato Car Accident on Highway 101 near Ignacio Boulevard

Novato 2-Vehicle Collision on Redwood Highway 101 Injured Female Party

Novato, California (March 26, 2020) – A female party was hurt following a traffic accident involving two vehicles in Novato Thursday morning, according to a report by the California Highway Patrol.

As per the dispatch, a white Chrysler Pacifica van collided with a black Dodge Durango SUV on the northbound US Highway 101, near the Ignacio Boulevard off-ramp at around 8:51 a.m.

Due to the impact of the collision, roughly 30 feet of guardrail was damaged.

The elderly woman sustained unspecified injuries following the mishap. She was attended to by medical personnel who responded at the scene shortly after the wreck.

Officials requested a tow truck to remove the van away from the crash site.

The CHP is still investigating 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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