Woman Airlifted Following Accident at Main Street and Big Break Road
An impaired driver caused a major-injury collision in Oakley, California Saturday night.
The Oakley Police Department reported that the crash took place just before 9 p.m. on June 25th.
Malcolm Shephard, 25, was driving under the influence before he crashed into a car driven by an unidentified woman.
The accident took place at the intersection of Main Street and Big Break Road.
First responders arrived and found the woman bleeding from her head. She was flown to John Muir Medical Center in critical condition.
Shephard was later arrested on possession of drugs for sale, possession of a loaded handgun, as well as suspicion of DUI.
An active investigation remains underway.
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.
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.
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