[05-05-2023] Los Angeles County, CA – Two Drivers Hospitalized After Fiery Two-Vehicle Collision in Rowland Heights

[05-05-2023] Two Drivers Hospitalized After Fiery Two-Vehicle Collision in Rowland HeightsTwo drivers were hospitalized after a fiery two-vehicle collision in Rowland Heights, Los Angeles County, early Friday morning, May 05, 2023.

According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, the fiery collision happened around 12:17 a.m. between South Fullerton Road and Sunrise Drive.

One of the drivers was trapped inside a vehicle. The Los Angeles County Fire Department extricated the driver before the vehicle caught fire.

The two drivers were taken to Pomona Valley Hospital. Their current conditions remain unknown.

The California Highway Patrol‘s Santa Fe Springs Station will handle the investigation.

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Car accidents are impossible to predict, but we can prepare for them. Keep a checklist in your car’s glove compartment to stay calm after an accident. It can guide you on what to do, what to avoid, and how to protect your rights. You can follow these guidelines:

  • Stay calm and remain at the scene to ensure safety. You should check yourself for injuries before helping others.
  • Get to a safe location and wait for the authorities. Pull over any vehicles that cannot move to the side of the road. To prevent further collisions, activate your hazard lights.
  • Call 911 to report your collision. Unless the accident was minor, there were no injuries, and there was no property damage, call the police. The police can investigate the situation by questioning potential witnesses and collecting evidence.
  • Exchange information with all parties involved. Document everything, from your injuries to the weather, road conditions, and the vehicle that hit you.
  • Do not admit fault under any circumstances, even to the police. Give the police officer an honest account of events.
  • Seek medical attention. See a specialist or your primary care physician as soon as possible. Receiving immediate medical care can lessen the severity of injuries.
  • Report it to your insurance company. Insurance companies in California have different deadlines for reporting accidents.
  • Contact insurance adjusters. You can talk to a claims adjuster but only share the necessary information with them. You should consult a lawyer before accepting a settlement offer or providing a recorded statement to an insurance company.
  • Create a file. Gather and file all paperwork related to the incident, such as the police report, medical bills, details about the other driver, and plans for treating any injuries, in a case file.
  • Seek immediate legal counsel from a reliable California car accident lawyer.
Two-Vehicle Accident Statistics

Auto accidents are the leading cause of accidental deaths and injuries in the US. Each year, automobiles cause two million fatalities and ten million injuries.

According to the National Safety Council, traffic fatalities nationwide increased by 8.3% in 2020. A total of 46,980 deaths caused by motor-vehicle accidents were recorded in 2021.

In 2019, 39,107 people were killed in car accidents in the United States. It is unfortunate that by 2020, the number had risen to 42,338.

Traffic accidents in California resulted in 3,847 deaths in 2020. A total of 2,260 people died in one-car accidents, or 59% of the total fatalities. Collisions involving multiple vehicles were responsible for 1,587 fatalities (or 41%).

Two vehicles were involved in most collisions (72% of all collisions, 71% of collisions that caused injuries, and 77% of all injuries). Angle collisions caused the most fatalities and injuries, with roughly 8,000 in 2020.

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