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2 Injured, 1 Critical in Fresno 2-Vehicle Collision on Mountain View Avenue near Highway 43

2 Hospitalized After Fresno Car Accident on Mountain View Avenue near Highway 43

Fresno, California (May 24, 2020) – Two motorists were transported to the hospital after being involved in a traffic collision on Mountain View Avenue, near Highway 43 in Fresno County at approximately 10:35 p.m. May 24.

As per the California Highway Patrol report, a vehicle of unspecified type slammed the rear of another car on the highway Sunday night.

Due to the impact, one of the automobiles went off the roadway and crashed into a light pole.

One of the motorists sustained severe injuries while the other one had minor injuries.

Both victims were transported to the hospital for further treatment.

The wreck resulted in the closure of Mountain View Avenue for around an hour as investigation and clean-up took place.

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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