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One Dies in Chico Pedestrian Auto Accident

On Thursday, August 6, 2020, one person sadly passed away after being injured in a Chico pedestrian auto accident. The Butte County Sheriff’s Office identified the decedent shortly after the accident occurred as Patricia Coombes, a 92-year-old woman from Chico. Coombes was the only individual who suffered injuries during the incident. Investigators from the Chico Police Department (CPD) are attempting to determine what factors caused the collision.

Napa Pedestrian Auto Accident Fatally Injures Two-Year-Old

On Thursday, August 6, 2020, a two-year-old child was fatally injured during a Napa pedestrian auto accident. The Napa Police Department (NPD) indicated that this terrible accident happened in the afternoon outside of a local school. No other individuals were physically injured during the incident, and NPD is still conducting an investigation into causal factors. We at AutoAccident.com would like to express our condolences to everybody affected by this tragedy.

Highway 50 Single-Vehicle Crash Ends With Traffic Fatality in Folsom

A traffic fatality occurred in Folsom on August 6 in a single-vehicle crash. The accident happened along eastbound Highway 50 east of Bidwell Road around 4:25 in the morning. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) and paramedics with the Sacramento Fire Department discovered that a vehicle had exited the roadway and gone down an embankment. 

Two-Vehicle Collision Along Madison Avenue May Have Involved Drunk Driver

A two-vehicle collision occurred in Citrus Heights on August 5 that ended up with both drivers hospitalized. The possible drunk driving accident happened around 4:30 in the morning on Madison Avenue at Sunrise Boulevard. Officers with the Citrus Heights Police Department responded and discovered two significantly damaged vehicles and that one of them had crashed into a utility pole. The other car involved in the two-vehicle collision was a Volkswagen Beetle. It was not reported which hospital the injured parties were transported to.

Camping Essentials for a Great Outdoor Trip

Considering that it is nearly impossible to get a campsite reservation in Northern California, it is safe to say that there are many people sharing the same idea – to take a vacation in the great outdoors.  Given the activity’s popularity, we have curated a list of some camping essentials, as well as some luxuries to make your time in the wilderness as comfortable as possible.

The Rollover Accident

Rollover accidents are some of the most frightening and deadly types of car crashes.  If a vehicle tips onto its side or its roof at any point in time during a wreck, it is classified as a rollover. A rollover may occur due to an impact with a fixed object or another vehicle.  In many scenarios, a rollover accident involves the vehicle leaving the road.  Often a rollover accident will result in vehicle occupants being ejected, which increases the likelihood of death.  There are ways to increase the odds of rollover accident survival.

Two Injured During Lake County Helicopter Accident

Two people suffered injuries during a Lake County helicopter accident that took place on Tuesday, August 4, 2020. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) reported that this accident happened in the morning a couple miles north of Clear Lake. Both injured individuals were reportedly hospitalized following the accident. The cause of the incident is under investigation.

Pickup Truck Driver Seriously Injured in Rural Napa Auto Accident

One person suffered serious injuries during a rural Napa auto accident that took place on Saturday, August 1, 2020. Reports from California Highway Patrol (CHP) stated that the collision happened in the evening and involved only one passenger vehicle. As of the latest reports, only one individual was injured and he is still in hospital custody. CHP has stated that they are currently investigating this incident.

Department of Justice Investigation

Following the worldwide recalls and ban by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of antacid medicine Zantac, the Department of Justice announced it is investigating GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and Sanofi for potential violations of the False Claims Act. The False Claims Act (FCA) is also known as the “Lincoln Law”.  It is a federal law of the United States that that imparts liability on people and companies (usually federal contractors) who defraud government programs. It is the primary tool of the Federal Government to combat fraud. The probe related to Zantac relates to an alleged failure of the drugmakers to properly and/or accurately report information about a potential carcinogen in the drugs to the federal government.

Woman Seriously Injured During Boat Accident on Lake Tahoe

On Tuesday, August 4, 2020, a woman was severely injured during a boat accident on Lake Tahoe. The accident occurred in the early afternoon on the north side of the lake. Reports indicated that the woman was airlifted to a hospital for treatment. However, updates on her condition have not yet been reported. The cause of the accident is under investigation.

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