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1 Killed, 10 Hospitalized after Multi-Vehicle Accident on Highway 99 near Mountain View Avenue in Selma

1 Dies, 10 Seriously Injured in Selma Big Rig Crash on Highway 99 near Mountain View Avenue

Selma, California (May 10, 2020) – Authorities are investigating a Sunday afternoon multi-vehicle crash involving a big rig that killed one child and left ten people hospitalized in Selma.

At about 1: 20 p.m., the police responded to the crash on northbound Highway 99 just south of Mountain View Avenue.

The police said six vehicles, including a big rig collided on the roadway.

Cars driving northbound on the highway had slowed down due to a construction in the area. The big rig, for unknown reasons, failed to slow down, causing a chain reaction, said the CHP.

A fire reportedly ensued following the accident, and one child was trapped in one of the vehicles.

The trapped minor was pronounced dead at the scene.

Among the fifteen people involved in the mishap, ten were transported to Community Regional Medical Center with major to moderate injuries.

Traffic on Highway 99 was stopped for an unknown period following the accident.

The crash 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.
  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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