2 Women Killed, 2 Men Critically Injured in Long Beach Car Accident at Pacific Avenue and Willard Street
Long Beach, California (August 17, 2021) – Two women were killed in a Monday morning car crash in Long Beach, according to the Long Beach Police Department.
The deadly collision happened at about 1:40 a.m. August 16, near Pacific Avenue and Willard Street.
The California Highway Patrol said 19-year-old Catrina Carrillo-Ruiz, of Long Beach, was driving a 2015 Toyota Camry when she collided with a 2017 Honda Civic driven by a 44-year-old Los Angeles woman.
Carrillo-Ruiz was transported to an area hospital where she died while undergoing treatment.
2 Women Killed in Long Beach Car Crash at Pacific and Willard Identified
Catrina’s passenger, 23-year-old Frances Rodriguez, died at the scene of the crash.
The driver of the Honda and her passenger, a 30-year-old Gardena man, were hospitalized in critical but stable condition.
No additional information about the accident was provided.
The CHP is investigating the cause of the accident.
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 an accident is very crucial. The following steps will help you ensure your safety and the safety of others.
- Stay at the scene and don’t panic.
- Check for injuries and immediately call for an ambulance if anyone is hurt.
- 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.
- 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.
- Gather information about the other drivers involved in the accident. Also, talk to witnesses and get their information.
- If possible, take photos of the damage to your car and the surrounding area.
- Do not admit fault or discuss the accident with anyone. Do not sign any papers unless requested by the police.
- Do not leave the accident scene until the police have left.
After leaving the accident scene,
- Contact your insurance company as soon as possible.
- Get a copy of the accident report from the police.
- Get a property damage valuation.
- If you were injured in the accident, keep detailed notes of your injuries and track your medical treatment.
- Contact a reputable personal injury attorney to protect your rights.
- 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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