2 Hurt, 1 Arrested in Crash on Highway 118 in Potter Ranch
Potter Ranch, California (February 22, 2022) – Authorities said two people were sent to the hospital after a multi-car accident that happened Monday evening in Potter Ranch.
At around 6:05 p.m., the California Highway Patrol responded to reports of a car accident on westbound Highway 118 near Reseda Boulevard.
The officers found at least four cars involved in the collision.
Firefighters and paramedics responded to the scene and transported one person to Providence Holy Cross Medical Center. Another person was arrested for an unknown traffic violation and taken to Northridge Hospital. Both parties sustained unspecified injuries.
The Nos. 1 and 5 lanes of the highway were closed for an unknown period following the accident.
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After being involved in a car accident, there are several important steps that you should take before anything else. They include; getting medical help, gathering evidence, and reporting the accident.
- See a Doctor
Whether you suffered severe or minor injuries in a car accident, it is important to see a doctor as soon as possible. A doctor will diagnose and treat your injuries. Seeing a doctor also helps prevent future health problems that may arise due to neglected treatment of injuries, particularly internal or spine injuries. A doctor also helps document evidence that is necessary when filing a personal injury lawsuit.
- Gather Evidence
To succeed and maximize compensation out of a personal injury claim, a victim of a car accident should provide sufficient evidence. To strengthen your claim, you should collect and preserve all information related to your car accident. Take pictures of the crash scene and your injuries. Record the events that happened leading to the crash. Keep all receipts on money spent on medication. If you are not in a position to gather evidence due to your injuries, ask for help from someone at the scene.
- Report the Accident
Report your car accident to relevant authorities so that they can write a report about it.
When you get to the stage of filing a personal injury claim, it is advisable to first take advantage of a free consultation from a personal injury attorney. An attorney will help you answer all your questions about your car accident and advise you on the best steps to take.
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