Five Hurt in Downey Collision at Imperial Highway and Paramount Boulevard

Downey Collision
Five Hurt in Downey Collision at Imperial Highway and Paramount Boulevard

Downey, California (September 18, 2021) – Several people were injured in a street-racing collision that happened in Downey on Saturday morning, according to the Downey Police Department.

The accident happened just before 1 a.m. on Imperial Highway and Paramount Boulevard.

Police said two vehicles were believed to have been racing prior to the multi-vehicle collision, which involved at least three vehicles.

A dark-colored vehicle overturned following the accident. A white sedan and a pickup truck also sustained major damage in the crash.

5 Injured in Downey Street-Racing Crash 

According to the authorities, five people were taken to hospitals after the accident with unspecified injuries.

Authorities arrested one of the drivers for reckless driving and hit-and-run.

The incident is under investigation.

Tips on What to do after a Car Accident in California

  • Always stop and remain at the scene.
  • Check if you or your passengers have been injured. In case someone is hurt, call emergency services or ask someone else to help.
  • Get to safety – If your car is drivable, move it to a safe area. If it’s not, turn your hazard lights on and set up flares.
  • Call 911 to report the accident.
  • Never discuss or admit fault. Instead, wait for a police officer and insurance companies representatives to figure out the fault.
  • Document the accident and exchange information with other drivers.

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