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Carjacking Increases in Major Cities Throughout the Nation

Carjackings have increased significantly in major cities across the United States over the past 18 months. Large towns that follow the crime reported an increase in 2020 and 2021, especially as the pandemic took over the country. In California, car theft has surged 24% since Covid, according to a Public Policy Institute of California report.

Run-off-Road Accident Causes Driver Fatality 

A fatal crash occurred in Sacramento on January 27 when a vehicle exited the roadway and landed on the edge of the freeway below. The collision, according to the Sacramento Police Department, occurred around 2:40 a.m. along the overpass for El Camino Avenue when a minivan rolled off the top and landed on the edge of the Business 80 freeway down below. The driver of the vehicle was discovered by authorities with major injuries, and despite life-saving efforts, died at the scene. 

Accident on Elkhorn Boulevard Involves Three Vehicles

A multiple-vehicle crash in Sacramento on January 26 injured at least one person. The collision occurred along Elkhorn Boulevard westbound just east of Andrea Boulevard in the Foothill Farms area around 8:22 a.m. According to the incident report by the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the accident involved a Kia, pickup truck and another unnamed vehicle, which blocked the number one lane along Elkhorn Boulevard. 

Lane Closure Involved in Box Truck Accident

A box truck accident happened near Oroville on January 26 after the driver spotted an upcoming lane closure too late. The accident, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP) report, said the driver was nearing a lane closure caused by a construction area but didn’t notice until it was too late to see that the traffic was at a standstill up ahead. The driver then attempted to turn toward the right, but the box truck rolled, went off the side of the road and hit a utility pole, ending up lying on one side. 

Driver Flees Two-Vehicle Accident on MLK Jr. Boulevard

A hit-and-run with injuries occurred in Sacramento on January 25 in a two-vehicle collision. The accident happened around noon along Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard between Stockton and Franklin boulevards in the Lemon Hill area. According to the accident report by the California Highway Patrol (CHP), a Chevy pickup and white sedan were involved in the crash. 

Apprenticeship Pilot Program Allows Teens to Drive Semi Trucks

Faced with a truck driver shortage in the United States, the federal government gives a pilot program the green light to let teens drive large commercial trucks from state to state. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and Department of Transportation (DOT) made the announcement earlier this month.

Fatal Rollover Crash on SR-145 in Madera County

Officials in Madera County reported a fatal rollover crash on SR-145 on the morning of Monday, January 24, 2022. The incident took place at State Route 145 and Avenue 8 ½ just south of the city of Madera at approximately 9:00 a.m.

Fatal Rollover Crash on Lancey Drive in Modesto

Officials in Modesto reported a fatal rollover crash on Lancey Drive on the morning of Saturday, January 22, 2022. The incident took place around 8:00 a.m., just northeast of the intersection of Rose Avenue and Briggsmore Avenue.

Calvine Road Intersection Accident Injures Pedestrian

A major injury accident occurred in Elk Grove on January 25 after a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle. The incident happened around 10:35 a.m. on Calvine Road westbound at its intersection with Elk Grove-Florin Road. A witness called the accident in to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), reporting that the pedestrian was in the roadway. 

Pickup Ends up in Orchard off the Roadway in Single-Vehicle Crash

A single-vehicle crash west of Elk Grove resulted in an injury in a January 24 accident when a pickup exited the roadway. The collision happened around 9:45 a.m. along State Route 160 just north of Hood Franklin Road in the Hood area. A report by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) said that a full-size pickup had exited the roadway and gone about 40 feet down into an orchard and experienced a rollover. 

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