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Elverta Road Site of Fatal Antelope Accident

Two people died in a single-vehicle crash in Antelope on September 22. The accident occurred on Elverta Road between Northam Drive and Aztec Way before 1:00 in the early morning hours, according to a representative of the California Highway Patrol (CHP). The report by the CHP said that the vehicle with two males aboard was heading down Elverta Way when it left the roadway and hit two trees. The impact caused the car to split into three parts, killing both men, who were between the ages of 18 and 20. 

Two Workers Hurt in Antioch Pedestrian Accident

The Antioch Police Department (Antioch PD) responded to a report of two workers hurt in a pedestrian accident on Thursday, September 17, 2020. The injury incident occurred along the 3100 block of Garrow Drive. A preliminary report by Antioch PD suggested that a driver reportedly crashed into two people who were working on the side of the road. One worker suffered a hip injury while the other sustained a severe head injury. A medical helicopter was requested at the scene of the pedestrian accident to transport the two parties to the hospital. Officials also reported that the driver of the vehicle involved in the crash was suspected of being under the influence of drugs or alcohol. No other details about the collision were immediately available.

Fatality Reported After Big Rig Crash in Tracy

A California Highway Patrol (CHP) spokesman reported a fatality after a big rig crash in the Tracy area on the morning of Saturday, September 19, 2020. The truck accident occurred on southbound Interstate 5 near Highway 132, just south of Blewett Road. A small SUV was headed down I-5 and reportedly collided with the left corner of a tractor-trailer. The impact propelled the SUV into the center divider of Interstate 5, the CHP said. An off-duty medical worker attempted life-saving measures. Sadly, one of the passengers of the SUV passed away at the scene. The identity of the decedent has been withheld by the San Joaquin County Coroner’s Office due to pending notification of family members.

Amazon Could be Liable for Third-Party Defective Products

Last month, a California appeals court ruled that gargantuan online retailer Amazon can be held liable for defective products that were sold on its third-party “Marketplace.”  The ruling suggests that if you purchase a third-party product on Amazon and that product is defective, Amazon may be responsible for damages.  The finding by the California Fourth District Court of Appeals reverses a 2019 ruling by a lower trial court.  The appeals court ruling reinstated the claims from a plaintiff who alleged that she sustained third-degree burns after a defective laptop battery she purchased from an Amazon third-party seller caught fire.

Double Rollover Accident Occurs on Southbound Hazel Avenue Near Orangevale

A major injury was reported in a two-vehicle rollover accident near Orangevale on September 20. The collision involved a Toyota Highlander SUV and an Audi. It occurred along southbound Hazel Avenue at the American River Bridge around 7:30 in the evening, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP). All the southbound lanes on Hazel Avenue were blocked by the rollover accident.

Moped Rider Killed After Crash in Turlock

A moped rider was killed after a crash involving a vehicle near the Turlock area on the night of Sunday, September 20, 2020. The incident occurred at approximately 9:40 p.m. on Main Street just west of Washington Road. A preliminary investigation by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) found that an 18-year-old Turlock woman was driving a 2017 Honda sedan eastbound on Main Street and reportedly failed to see a slowed 2008 Fantic Motor Lei moped ahead of her. The Honda allegedly rear-ended the moped and caused its rider to be ejected off from the bike. The moped rider, a 39-year-old Turlock man, was transported by an American Medical Response (AMR) ambulance to Doctors Medical Center in Modesto. Sadly, he was pronounced deceased during hospitalization. The name of the decedent has been withheld by the Stanislaus County Coroner’s Office due to pending notification of next of kin.

U.S. 50 Crash Involving Four Vehicles Injures Minor

An injury occurred in a multiple-vehicle accident on westbound U.S. 50 in Sacramento recently. The accident was reported to have happened shortly after 7:00 p.m. near Stockton Boulevard in the area of the Alhambra Triangle and involved four vehicles. When California Highway Patrol (CHP) officers arrived, they discovered a Toyota SUV blocking the number three and four lanes and a Honda, Toyota Camry, and Ford sedan in the center divider. 

St. Helena Man Suffers Serious Injuries in Auto Accident

On Friday, September 18, 2020, a St. Helena man was left with serious injuries as the result of an area car accident. According to official reports from Napa area California Highway Patrol (CHP), the incident occurred on Highway 128 in the late evening and involved only one passenger vehicle. The cause of the accident is currently under an active CHP investigation.

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