A man was hit and killed by a car while attempting to cross Highway 6 in Sugar Land, Texas on Thursday morning. The driver of the car stopped and is cooperating with police. The eastbound lanes of the highway were closed for about two hours while the police investigated the incident.
Read more: https://abc13.com/deadly-crash-highway-6-accidents-sugar-land-fort-bend-county/12718411/
What to do after an accident?
There are certain things that you should do right after a car accident, this should include.
- Check for injuries: Make sure you and any passengers are okay, and call for medical attention if necessary.
- Call the police: Report the accident to the police, even if it is a minor one. They will document the accident and create a report that may be useful for insurance or legal purposes.
- Exchange information: Get the contact and insurance information from the other driver(s) involved in the accident.
- Take photos: If possible, take photos of the accident scene, including the damage to all vehicles involved and any visible injuries.
- Notify your insurance company: Report the accident to your insurance company as soon as possible.
- Seek legal advice: Consider speaking with a lawyer if you have been injured in the accident or if you have any concerns about liability or compensation.
- Do not admit fault: Do not say anything that could be interpreted as admitting fault or responsibility for the accident.
What should you do if you witness an accident?
- Call 911: Dial 911 and report the accident to the police. Provide them with the location, the number of vehicles involved and any injuries you observed.
- Do not move the vehicles: If possible, do not move the vehicles involved in the accident until the police arrive. This will help preserve evidence for their investigation.
- Provide first aid: If you are trained to do so, provide first aid to any injured individuals.
- Offer to be a witness: If the police arrive, offer to provide a statement as a witness. Provide them with your contact information.
- Do not interfere with investigation: Do not interfere with the investigation or tamper with the evidence.
- Take note of details: Observe the scene and make note of the details, such as the weather condition, the road condition, the time of the accident, the direction of travel of the vehicles, the make and model of the vehicles, and the license plate numbers.
- Take photos: If it’s safe to do so, take photos of the accident scene, including the damage to all vehicles involved and any visible injuries.