Rice & Bloomfield
Los Angeles Rains Cause Increase in Collisions
It has been a couple of weeks of heavy rain in Los Angeles. Here in the San Fernando Valley, we had days of wet weather. Although the sun is finally shining, there was a significant increase in the number of car accidents as a result of the weather.
If you are involved in a collision, you should remember a few simple things to do:
- First, after the collision, move you car off the road to safety. You should not be walking around on the road in traffic.
- If someone is injured, call the police or the highway patrol.
- Exchange information with the other people involved. Try to get the following information: License plate numbers; make and model of each car; driver’ s license numbers; insurance identification, including name of insurance company, broker or agent, and policy number; names, addresses and phone numbers of witnesses and names and badge numbers of police officers or other emergency personnel.
- Take some notes at the scene of how the collision happened. If you have a camera take some pictures of the area where the collision occurred, the damage to the cars, and the people who were involved.