Major Injury Collision on Highway 1 in Santa Cruz 

CHP reported a major injury traffic accident in Santa Cruz Tuesday, June 7th.

It was at about 12:12 p.m. when a semi-truck and Audi collided on Highway 1.

According to reports, the semi crossed over the double yellow lines, causing a collision with the oncoming car. 

The Audi was completely destroyed upon impact, causing the driver, Renanta Russo, to become trapped inside. 

The 56-year-old Santa Cruz resident sustained a head injury among other major injuries and was airlifted to a hospital.

A SigAlert was also issued due to the closure of all lanes of the highway. 

The crash remains under investigation.

JT Legal Group wishes a speedy recovery for Renanta Russo. 

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. 

Contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111 if you need legal assistance following an accident.

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