Four people injured received treatment for injuries ranging from major to minor after being injured in a car accident in Concow, some 80 miles north of Sacramento. However, the road to obtaining medical attention involved a circuitous sequence of events.
After a single car accident occurred in Concow – including one person being thrown from the car – the four accident victims decided to find their own transportation to the hospital.
A passerby stopped to help, but got a flat tire on the way to the hospital. Cal-Fire and Paramedics were then sent out to bring the four individuals to the hospital, but the California Highway Patrol was not there. After much confusion and delay, the car accident victims were then sent to two different hospitals and were treated.
As stated by a Butte County spokesperson, the message here is “Please call 9-1-1.”
Familiarizing yourself regarding what to do after a car accident is crucial. First, ensure you are all right and anyone who needs medical assistance receives it at once. This means calling 9-1-1 and seeking medical attention immediately.
Accident victims have the best chance for a good outcome if they are treated within an hour. People in accidents in remote areas can often receive medical aid fastest from paramedics and airflight teams.
After securing any necessary medical attention, you can then turn to information gathering about the conditions surrounding the accident.
For more information, or if you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, call the Law Office of Frederick J. Sette, dedicated to helping the injured for more than 15 years.