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Fatal Crash on Highway 4 Near Discovery Bay

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported a recent fatal car crash on Highway 4 near Discovery Bay in Contra Costa County, CA. According to the CHP, a head-on collision occurred on CA-4 and Discovery Bay Boulevard shortly before 12:30 p.m. The car accident was said to have involved a gray Jeep and a Pontiac GTO. An American Medical Response ambulance arrived first on-site and reported that at least one party suffered fatal injuries at the scene and another sustained moderate injuries. Officials from the Contra Costa County Coroner’s Office have identified the decedent as 30-year-old Jose Velez Jr. of Brentwood.

Highway 65 and Twelve Bridges Drive Site of Big Rig Fatal Accident

A fatal accident in Lincoln, California, occurred on Friday, July 10, when a driver in a passenger vehicle collided with a big rig. A Lincoln Police Department spokesperson said the fatal accident occurred at the overcrossing of Highway 65 on Twelve Bridges Drive near the freeway entrance for Roseville. Authorities said that at 6:15 in the morning hours, the big rig driver was making a turn onto the northbound section of the Highway 65 on-ramp when a car hit the rear of the tractor-trailer, ending up under it. 

Accident Along Hazel Avenue in Orangevale Results in Injuries

At least one person was transported to a hospital with injuries following a multiple-vehicle crash in Sacramento. The accident happened in the Orangevale area around 2:20 in the afternoon along Hazel Avenue, just south of Oak Avenue. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) report stated that it involved a Toyota Santa Fe, Toyota Corolla, and a Jeep Wrangler. 

Pedestrian Injured in Modesto Hit and Run Crash

A pedestrian was injured after a hit and run crash in the Modesto area on the morning of Friday, July 10, 2020. The pedestrian accident occurred on Faith Home Road and East Service Road around 9:40 a.m. According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), a man was walking in the area when he was struck by an unknown vehicle. The driver of the car reportedly left the scene. Upon arrival of officials, he was found lying down in the roadway. An American Medical Response (AMR) ambulance was called to the scene to transport him to the hospital for treatment of unknown injuries. An update regarding his condition and the identity of the hit and run driver was not immediately available.

Mazda Recall for Loose Brake Calipers Risk

A recent safety recall has been issued by Mazda North American Operations (Mazda) for 24,037 vehicles for a risk of loose brake calipers. The issue was found in certain Mazda3 and CX-30 vehicles where the mounting bolts of the front brake calipers may not have been tightened properly during the assembling process. This may potentially allow the front brake calipers to loosen and lead to reduced braking performance or interference with wheel rotation, affecting overall handling of the vehicle. Either of these scenarios may lead to the increased risk of a car accident.

Deadly DUI Accidents in Solano County and Fairfield

Even with the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, people in the Fairfield area are still finding ways to get out and enjoy the summer. While it’s great to spend a day in the sun, it can be dangerous driving on local roads if others are operating vehicles irresponsibly. Sadly, the Fairfield Police Department (FPD) and other local agencies issue many citations for driving under the influence every summer. In order to improve their safety on local roads, drivers can educate themselves about deadly DUI accidents in Fairfield and Solano County.

Stockton Residents Injured in Oregon Crash

Two Stockton, CA, residents were injured after a car crash near Terrebonne, Oregon, on the night of Monday, July 6, 2020. The auto accident occurred on Highway 97 just south of Terrebonne. According to Oregon State Police, a Hyundai Accent headed southbound on U.S. 97 was involved in a head-on collision with a Chevrolet Suburban traveling northbound. The two occupants of the Chevrolet, a 57-year-old and 68-year-old, both residents of Stockton, CA, were both transported to St. Charles for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. Sadly, the driver of the Hyundai passed away at the scene. The highway was shut down for several hours as police conducted an investigation into the incident. Additional details about the head-on collision were not immediately available.

Accident Along Walerga Road Involves Pedestrian

A pedestrian was struck in a motor vehicle accident in Sacramento on July 7. It was reported by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) that the accident occurred at 8:55 a.m. along Walerga Road between Oak Hollow Drive and Hillsdale Boulevard. The driver of the vehicle that struck the man remained at the scene and was cooperating with police in their investigation.

Three Injured After Crash in East Central Fresno

Three people were injured after an auto crash in east central Fresno on the afternoon of July 4, 2020. The car accident occurred around 2:30 p.m. at the intersection of Maple Avenue and Clinton Avenue. A driver of a Ford Fusion was traveling northbound on Maple Avenue in the No. 1 lane. At the same time, a Cadillac was headed eastbound on Clinton Avenue in the No. 2 lane. Witnesses told officers from the Fresno Police Department (Fresno PD) that the Cadillac reportedly ran a red light at the intersection and broadsided the Ford. The impact propelled the Ford into a black truck traveling on Maple Avenue. The driver of the Ford, a woman in her early 20s, was transported to a local hospital for treatment of serious injuries. Police later said she was listed in stable condition. The two parties of the pickup truck were also taken to the hospital with injuries described as moderate. An investigation into the motor vehicle accident is ongoing by the Fresno PD.

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