1 Person Seriously Injured in Three-Vehicle Crash on Interstate 5 in Stockton
Stockton, California (March 30, 2022) – Authorities are investigating a major injury accident that took place Wednesday on Interstate 5 in Stockton.
According to the California Highway Patrol, three vehicles collided at about 8:28 a.m. March 30 in the northbound lanes of the freeway near the Downing Avenue off-ramp.
CHP officers, firefighters, and paramedics responded to the scene shortly after receiving reports of the accident.
The responders found an Enterprise box truck overturned onto its side in the lanes Nos. 1 and 2, a sedan overturned in the center divider with an occupant trapped inside, and a third car involved in the crash.
One person was severely hurt in the accident. The patient was taken to the hospital for treatment.
The cause and manner of the accident were not immediately determined.
California Personal Injury Lawsuits
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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