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California is one of states that has very specific laws regarding a motorists duty when in a car accident.  If you live in California, get to know the laws associated with car accidents.

Many people who have no history with crime have ended up being charged with misdemeanor hit and run or felony hit and run due to their not realizing their actions after a car accident were considered criminal.

California Vehicle Code 2002 requires you 1) stop immediately at the scene of an accident.   This code requires 2) that you provide your name and your current address.  Remember, if you are driving a car that belongs to someone else, you legally must provide the owners name and address also.  3) If requested, you must also provide your driver license and the vehicle registration. While not required by code but ultimately will be required for you to provide is the auto insurance information of the vehicle involved in an accident. Some California drivers have believed that they only have to provide this information to a highway patrol officer or police officer and not to other citizens as they claim they have a right to privacy.  California law requires this information be provided to private citizens with whom we are involved in an accident with.  Failure to do so is considered a criminal action.

On August 23, 2015, a man was killed and six other people were taken to area hospitals following a three-car collision in the Arden-Arcade area.  The incident took place a little after noon on Sunday on the Alta Arden Expressway. Alta Arden between Wright Street and Fulton Avenue was closed down for a period of time following the collision.

According to police, a Hyundai Santa Fe that was traveling southbound on Wyda Way ran a stop sign and entered the intersection with Alta Arden, colliding with the passenger side of a Chrysler Town & Country that had been traveling westbound through the intersection.  The impact caused the driver of the Chrysler to lose control of the vehicle and slam into a Toyota Sienna minivan that was traveling eastbound on Alta Arden.

A male occupant of the Chrysler was declared dead at the scene and a minor female passenger was taken to UC Davis Medical Center in critical condition. The female operator of the Hyundai was taken to UC Davis Medical Center and five additional vehicle occupants were transported to other area hospitals with injuries ranging from minor to moderate.

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