Dodge Challenger Fares Poorly in Crash Tests

Dodge Challenger is one of the most deadly cars on the road, according to research by, an automotive ranking firm. While the Nissan Versa is next in the queue, the Dodge Challenger tops the list. In short, it has two times the number of fatal accidents than any other car in its category. Its rate of deadly accidents is 18.3, compared to 8.7 for the Versa. To get a clear understanding of why the Challenger and similar types of vehicles are so deadly, let’s peer into the world of safety as it pertains to this class of vehicles. We’ll also check out the vehicles that are more deadly in one part of the country compared to other geographical areas nationwide. If you are in the Sacramento – Stockton – Modesto area, you might want to pay attention.

Two Stockton Residents Killed in Rollover Accident

Two Stockton residents were killed in a rollover accident in Sacramento County on May 19, 2019. The incident occurred shortly after 12:30 a.m. along Sheldon Lake Drive, a short distance from the intersection of Sunrise Boulevard and Grant Line Road. The car wreck involved a 2016 Toyota Avalon that was traveling eastbound along Sheldon Lake Drive and drifted off the roadway for unknown reasons. The vehicle overturned several times before coming to a rest on its roof. The occupants in the car, identified as a male motorist and female passenger, suffered fatal injuries in the collision. Officials have identified the decedents as 63-year-old Eddie Foster and 65-year-old Beverly Foster, both residents of Stockton. I would like to take the time to express my sincere sympathy to the loved ones of the decedents in their time of loss.

Fatal Chico Train Accident

Police say that one man lost his life in a train accident that took place in Chico on Saturday, May 18, 2019. The collision took place in the early morning on the western side of the city. According to officials from the Chico Police Department (CPD), the fatally injured man had been walking on the train tracks when he was struck. While there were 215 passengers on board the train when the accident happened, no other individuals suffered any physical trauma. Butte County authorities have not yet released the decedent’s identity pending the notification of his next-of-kin. My condolences are extended to the people who have tragically lost someone they love because of this accident.

Fatal Multivehicle Motorcycle Accident in Sacramento

A multivehicle motorcycle accident led to the death of the motorcyclist on May 17 in the Ben Ali section of Sacramento. The motorcyclist was heading west on El Camino Avenue when it collided with a Mercedes turning south on Princeton Street. The collision occurred at approximately 12:40 p.m., according to the Sacramento Police. The motorcycle rider was transported to a local hospital with what were described as life-threatening injuries and died shortly afterward. I would like to take this opportunity to offer my condolences to the friends and family of the deceased who died in the multivehicle motorcycle accident.

Recovery Following a Femur Fracture

Fractures of the thighbone are severe because they can lead to serious complications, take a long time to heal, and could inhibit someone’s mobility even after the recovery process has completed. Some of the ways someone might fracture their femur include:

Relationship Difficulties After a Traumatic Brain Injury

One of the problems following a traumatic brain injury is the impact that it has on the relationships among loved ones. While the recovery following a TBI starts with emergency medical treatment, the complications do not end when someone leaves the hospital. Some of the complexities of head and brain injuries could last a lifetime. A few of these include:

What is Diffuse Axonal Injury?

Diffuse axonal injury (DAI) is a severe brain injury that can occur following a traumatic accident. The brain has separate areas of white matter and grey matter. In DAI, these regions are damaged. In severe cases, it could even leave people with permanent, irreparable neurological damage. Some of the most common mechanisms of DAI include:

One Killed in Stanislaus County Crash

One person was killed in a Stanislaus County crash on the afternoon of May 19, 2019. The car accident occurred at approximately 3:00 p.m. along Highway 132 at Hayward Road, just east of La Grange. The collision involved two cars, one described in the California Highway Patrol (CHP) report as a newer-model blue sedan and the other as a blue Subaru. Dispatchers were notified that one of the vehicles caught fire which spread to a nearby field. Four people were transported to a hospital in Turlock while one other was airlifted to a hospital in Modesto. The Stanislaus County Coroner’s Office was called to the scene shortly after the accident and confirmed one person was killed. Officials have said that the identity of the deceased person will be made available after their family has been notified. We would like to take the time to send our condolences to the friends and family of the decedent in their time of loss.

May 2019 Folsom Community Event Calendar

May is a month for an appreciation of many things – our mothers, our fallen American soldiers, the warmer weather and stunning natural surroundings, the list goes on and on. The growing atmosphere of warmth and happiness can be seen spreading throughout Folsom, with more and more events happening to strengthen and deepen the bond between locals and the community. Folsom is a place to celebrate in northern California, and it would be a waste to not see what the city has in store for you. Below are some local events that are taking place this month.