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Woman Seriously Injured in DUI Accident at Wood Street and Lierly Avenue South Taft

Female Driver Hospitalized after South Taft Car Crash at Wood Street and Lierly Avenue

South Taft, California (May 29, 2020) – Authorities are investigating an alleged DUI car crash that left a woman seriously injured on Thursday evening in South Taft.

The accident occurred at the intersection of Wood Street and Lierly Avenue, just after 5:30 p.m., on May 28,

A Chevrolet Cruze was traveling southbound on Lierly Avenue when it allegedly ran a red light at Wood Street and struck an eastbound Ford, said the police.

Following the collision, both vehicles reportedly drifted into the front yard of a home in the 500 block of Lierly Avenue.

First responders arrived at the scene and extricated the ford driver and transported her to Kern Medical with major injuries, including a possible broken pelvis and a fractured femur.

The Cruze driver fled on foot but was later arrested a few blocks away from the scene. He was booked into jail on suspicion of driving under the influence and hit-and-run, causing injuries.

An investigation into the crash is underway.

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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