2 Hospitalized after Major La Mesa Car Accident on 8 Freeway near 70th Street
La Mesa, California (March 26, 2020) – The CHP officials are investigating a major wrong-way collision that left two persons with critical injuries early Thursday morning in La Mesa, San Diego County.
According to the California Highway Patrol, a head-on collision was reported on eastbound Interstate 8 Freeway near 70th Street a while after 12:00 a.m.
Authorities said an SUV and a red vehicle were involved in the accident. The SUV burst into flames following the impact. Officials said that the SUV was reportedly driving westbound on eastbound Interstate 8 in the Cajon area.
Major Head-On Crash Leads to Critical injuries in La Mesa
Firefighters along with medical personnel extricated the two drivers pinned inside their cars. The two patients were rushed to the hospital with critical injuries.
No other person was injured in the crash.
An investigation is underway.
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Traffic accidents are unavoidable and can happen to anyone even careful drivers. For this reason, we advise every driver to take note of some of the steps to do at the accident scene whenever they are involved in an accident.
First, you should remain at the scene, take a deep breath and don’t panic. You should then check for any injuries either from you, passengers or the parties involved before calling an ambulance for help. Another important thing that you must do is call the police to record the traffic crash as you take photos of the accident scene. In case the accident is minor, move the car on the shoulder of the roadway. You should also turn on the car’s hazard lights. Another vital thing is that you should gather information concerning the incident from the witnesses and be careful not to sign any document unless it is from the police. Lastly, never leave an accident location before the police arrived.
After leaving the accident scene, contact your insurance firm and inform them about the crash, get a police report, keep your medical treatment notes on your physical injuries and mental condition and also get a property damage valuation. Lastly, always contact a personal injury attorney to protect your rights and advise you legally before providing any statements to the other motorist or his or her insurance company.