Accident Injuries Reported in Elk Grove Big Rig Crash

A big rig and SUV collided along Highway 99 southbound at Elk Grove on August 15 that sent two people to the hospital with accident injuries. The accident happened close to Dillard Road around 3 o’clock in the morning, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP). The police report stated that the tractor-trailer experienced a jackknife, which caused a fuel spill. A crew was called in that handles the cleanup of hazardous materials to deal with the spill. The tractor-trailer was hauling milk pallets at the time of the accident.

How a Broken Radius Occurs

A broken radius is a bone fracture of the larger of the two bones that make up the forearm. Together with the ulna, the radius runs from the elbow to the hand. These two bones provide structure, mobility, and protection for the tissues of the arm. Like other bones, the radius can be broken in a traumatic accident. A bone fracture of the radius is actually the most common type of broken arm. If someone suffers a broken arm, they may end up missing significant time from work or school. In some cases, long-term complications might even result. Therefore, it is essential for everyone to know how a broken radius might happen.

Michael Gutierrez Suffers Major Injuries in Sacramento Crash

The president of Sacramento City College, Michael Gutierrez, suffered major injuries on August 12 in a four-vehicle collision on Highway 50 in West Sacramento at 8:40 a.m. Gutierrez was transported to the UC Davis Medical Center, where he was placed in the intensive care unit. A spokesman for the college said that Gutierrez is expected to recover, and he is to be moved out of the ICU soon. He was going to the campus when a Ford hit his Toyota in the rear, causing the major injuries. He has served as president since July 2017 and was an educator for 25 years prior to that. 

Woodland Reggae Festival Scheduled

Woodland is where the exciting One Love One Heart Reggae Festival is being held on the weekend of August 31 and September 1 at the Yolo County Fairgrounds at 1250 Gum Avenue. More than 10,000 people attend this annual event, and it is one festival you don’t want to miss. The festival is dedicated to promoting love and unity through music. This is the 10th year in a row the festival is being held, which attests to its popularity and the great music acts that appear. Because this is the 10th anniversary, general and VIP admission will be offered at special prices for one day. 

Three Injured in Victory Park Car Accident

Three people were injured in a Victory Park car accident on the afternoon of August 13, 2019. The car accident occurred around 3:00 p.m. at the intersection of Willow Street and Pershing Avenue in Stockton. The crash involved a Volkswagen Jetta, Ford Ranger pickup, and Saturn SUV. The Saturn came to a rest on its roof on the front yard of a home in the area while the Ford and Volkswagen came to a rest just a few feet away from the Saturn. A signpost and a stop sign at the intersection was knocked down in the crash. Three people involved in the accident were taken to the hospital for treatment of unspecified injuries. Officials have not yet released an update regarding the conditions of those injured.

Drunk Drivers Targeted in Northern California 

Law enforcement in the area has teamed up with Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) to look for drunk drivers on Saturday, August 24 in Sacramento. The event, called “Saturation Saturday” will include those who have been victimized by incidents that involved impaired drivers. Last year, according to statistics supplied by the California Highway Patrol (CHP), around 60,000 people were placed under arrest in 2018 in the state of California. Hopes by MADD are that their teaming up with law enforcement can halve that number.

New Regulations on Headlight Safety 

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is currently writing rules to establish new standards regarding headlight safety. People are eagerly awaiting these new regulations, which will improve drivers visibility in the dark. It is just a matter of time until automakers and consumers receive the rules that will legalize the car technology in the United States. The technology required to construct higher-quality headlights is already accessible in other parts of the world, such as Europe and Canada. In addition to the advancements made in lighting technology, the NHTSA is implementing stricter testing procedures for car manufacturers.

Most Dangerous Roads in Sacramento

Sacramento residents know that some dangerous roads in the area are more treacherous than others. Although it isn’t always possible to bypass many of these roads, knowing which ones place you at a higher risk of an accident is essential. Let’s explore the reasons why some roads are more dangerous from faulty design to speeding, driver error, and congested traffic. We’ll also look at intersection-related accident-prone roads. In short, here’s a heads up on the dangerous roads you may face when traveling in the Sacramento area.

Major Traffic Collision in Sacramento

A major traffic collision on August 12 involving four vehicles occurred in West Sacramento on Highway 50 westbound that resulted in major injuries to one person. The accident occurred near Harbor Boulevard at about 8:30 in the morning during rush hour. Debris was strewn across the westbound side of Highway 50, and emergency crews were at the scene to tend to those who were injured. According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), neither alcohol nor drugs appear to have played a part in the collision. All the westbound lanes of the highway were reported as open at 10:10 a.m., according to a representative at Caltrans.

Three Injured in Napa Car Accident

Three drivers were injured in a Napa car accident on the morning of August 13, 2019. The 3-car collision occurred around 5:30 a.m. on Highway 29, just south of Highway 221. A 37-year-old Fairfield man was driving a 2015 Chevrolet northbound along Highway 29 and stopped at the intersection for a traffic light. A 33-year-old Vacaville man stopped his 2002 GMC behind the Chevrolet. For unknown reasons, a 36-year-old Santa Rosa man driving a 1992 Volvo rear-ended the GMC. The impact of the collision propelled the GMC into the Chevrolet. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) said all three drivers were evaluated at the scene by medical personnel for injuries suffered. Details were not immediately available on the conditions of those injured.