Two-Vehicle Crash at Park Way and Fifth Avenue
A suspected impaired driver caused a two-vehicle collision in Chula Vista on Friday morning, January 21st.
It was around 10:44 a.m. when the accident occurred at the intersection of Park Way and Fifth Avenue.
Per reports, an eastbound Ford pulled out into the path of an Infiniti which was traveling south.
Both vehicles collided, resulting in minor injuries of two occupants of the Infiniti. Paramedics transported both people to a local hospital for treatment.
Police reported that the Ford smelled like marijuana which led to the driver being arrested and booked into jail.
In addition, authorities shut down the intersection for investigation and cleanup purposes.
Further details will be provided once an investigation is concluded.
Tips for after accident procedures:
- Always stop at the scene
- Call 911 if there are any injuries
- Get vehicle to safety if it is moveable, if it is not, put on hazards
- Exchange information with others involved and document everything
- Call 911 to report accident – they determine who was at fault
If your injuries are caused by the negligence of a third party you may be entitled to compensation. In the event of a death, families may be entitled to wrongful death benefits.
It is also important to remember that in the state of California a person involved in a car accident who has sustained injuries has to file a claim within two years of the accident.
Contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111 if you need legal assistance following an accident.