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2 Hospitalized After San Francisco Multi-Vehicle Accident on 280 Freeway Near Ocean Avenue

CHP Investigating San Francisco Major Injury Car Accident on 280 Freeway

San Francisco, California (May 6, 2020) – The California Highway Patrol is investigating the circumstances that led to a collision of multiple vehicles on the Interstate 280 Freeway in San Francisco at about 7:23 p.m. May 5.

Two men, in their 20s or 30s, were hospitalized at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital after several automobiles collided on the Interstate near Ocean Avenue onramp Tuesday night.

Officials identified one of the involved vehicles as a newer model Lexus sedan

One of the patients sustained major injuries, while the other one was treated for minor injuries.

The crash resulted in the closure of all northbound lanes of Interstate Highway 280 as police and emergency crews worked to investigate and clear the scene.

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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