(07-03-2024) At least one person injured after multi-vehicle collision in Eastvale(07-03-2024) At least one person injured after multi-vehicle collision in EastvaleAt least one person was injured in a multi-vehicle collision in Eastvale on Wednesday morning, July 3, 2024.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the crash happened around 6:55 a.m. on northbound Interstate 15, near Highway 60.

Authorities said the collision involved three unnamed vehicles, but the total number of people affected by the crash remains unclear. Emergency services performed an extrication procedure on the person reportedly trapped in one of the vehicles.

The victim, whose name, age and gender have not been released, was transported to a local hospital with moderate injuries. Their current condition has not been released. At the time of writing, it is unclear if anyone else was injured.

The cause of the crash has not yet been determined. Drugs, alcohol and speeding are being investigated as possible factors in the incident.

The investigation is still ongoing.

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What to Do After a Car Accident in Riverside County

No one can predict a car accident or collision, but you can prepare for one. A car accident checklist in your glove compartment can help you stay calm and organized after a car accident. It can tell you what to do, what not to do, and how to best protect your rights. You are not alone after a collision, no matter how big or small you think it is.

Whether you are the injured victim or the family of a deceased loved one, here’s what to do after a car accident:

  1. Stay calm – Stay in place and make sure everyone is okay. Check yourself for injuries first, then check others. Stay calm and do your best to calm down.
  2. Go to a safe location – Move your vehicle or pull over to the side of the road if you can. Turn on your hazard lights to alert other drivers to the accident. This will give them a warning to slow down as they approach. Go to a safe place to wait for the police.
  3. Call 911 – Call the authorities to report your accident as soon as possible. The police can document the incident, gather information, and make it part of an official report.
  4. Exchange information – Exchange names, phone numbers, and insurance information with the other driver(s) involved in the accident. If possible, take photos of the vehicles, license plates, and other important details.
  5. Don’t admit guilt – This is a common mistake people make after a car accident. When talking to a police officer, stick to the facts of what happened, but never admit fault or say “sorry.” Nevertheless, be as detailed as possible in your description of the collision.
  6. Seek medical attention – Go to the hospital or your family doctor immediately. Immediate medical attention can help limit the damage you sustain from injuries. Tests and scans can identify internal injuries that may not yet be showing symptoms.
  7. Report it to your insurance company – Most insurers have time limits on how quickly you must report an accident in California. Call promptly and follow the agent’s instructions to report your crash.
  8. Talk to insurance experts – As soon as the day of your accident, you may receive a phone call from the other party’s insurance company. You can speak to the claims adjuster, but do not give out more information than necessary. Do not take a statement or accept an insurance settlement offer until you have spoken to an attorney.
  9. Create a file – Keep documents related to the accident together and organized. Your file should include a copy of the police report, medical bills, information from the other driver, treatment plans for injuries, and any other documents you have collected related to the incident.
  10. Call our car accident lawyers – When in doubt, call us at (888) 488-1391. We offer free consultations so you can discuss your car accident without risk or obligation. We can determine if your case has merit, help you talk to insurance companies, and help you file a personal injury claim if necessary. Our California car accident attorneys are here for you. Our team answers the questions and concerns of many victims.

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Car Accident Statistics

In the U.S., car crashes are the leading cause of fatalities and injuries. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the number of crashes remains high, despite a 0.3% decrease in 2021. There are an estimated 42,795 total fatalities in 2022 alone.

In 2020, a reported 3,847 people died in car crashes in California. There were 1,587 deaths in collisions involving multiple vehicles, or 41% of all crashes. On the other hand, it was mainly single-vehicle crashes that caused the most deaths (59%) in traffic accidents.

In Eastvale, 166 victims were injured or killed in crashes in 2022, according to data from the Transportation Injury Mapping System. With a population of 70,444, it is advisable to drive carefully in the city.