[06-18-2023] Monterey County, CA – 3 People Hospitalized Following Two-Vehicle Head-On Collision in Prunedale

[06-18-2023] 3 People Hospitalized Following Two-Vehicle Head-On Collision in PrunedaleThree people were hospitalized with moderate to major injuries after a head-on collision in Prunedale, Monterey County, on Sunday around noon, June 18, 2023.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the incident occurred on the westbound lanes of Castroville Boulevard near Archer Road around noon.

A brown Kia Soul with a single occupant was in Castroville Boulevard’s eastbound lanes when it veered into the opposite lane and collided head-on with a blue Nissan with two occupants.

The occupants of both vehicles were transported to the local hospital.

There was no information regarding the identities of the victims.

As the investigation is underway, it is uncertain whether drugs or alcohol were a factor in this incident.

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What to Do After a Car Accident

Predicting car accidents is impossible, but you can prepare for them. Keeping a checklist in your glove compartment can help you remain calm after an accident. You can use it to figure out what to do, what to avoid, and how to protect your rights. Here are some guidelines to help you get started:

  • 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. Call the police unless the collision was minimal, no one was hurt, and no property was damaged. The police can investigate by speaking with prospective witnesses and gathering 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 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 an experienced California car accident lawyer.
Two-Vehicle Accident Statistics

In the United States, auto accidents are the leading cause of fatalities and injuries. Each year, nearly two million people die in automobile accidents, and ten million are injured.

According to the National Safety Council, traffic fatalities increased by 8.3% in 2020. The number of vehicle accident-related deaths in 2021 was 46,980.

The number of people killed in car accidents in the United States in 2019 was 39,107. That number was 42,338 in 2020.

The number of traffic deaths in California in 2020 was 3,847. The number of deaths caused by one-car accidents was 2,260, or 59% of all deaths. More than 1,600 fatalities were caused by multiple-vehicle collisions (41%).

It was found that 72% of collisions involved two vehicles, 71% of injuries were caused by collisions, and 77% of all injuries were caused by collisions involving two vehicles. Angle collisions resulted in 8,000 deaths and injuries in 2020.

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