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.