Elk Grove Accident types

Different  Elk Grove Accident Types

There are many types of Auto Accidents in Elk Grove .  Why and how an accident happened is important. There are also  many different factors involved in motor vehicle collisions. These may include lack of clearance or separation from cars when making a turn, driver losing control of their vehicle as a result of drugs, alcohol, falling asleep or other medical condition; drivers turning into the path of oncoming cars, age and inexperience of the driver; roadway hazards, inattention of the driver because of texting, excessive speed, and mechanical failure.

The cause of  any given accident needs to be carefully investigated by an experienced personal injury attorney in order to determine the cause of the crash, and the basis, if any, of liability. Here are some examples of recent motor vehicle accidents in Elk Grove.:

 

DRIVERS MAKING TURNS AT INTERSECTIONS MUST MAKE SURE THERE IS CLEARANCE FROM ONCOMING TRAFFIC IN THE OTHER LANE

A fatal three-vehicle crash occurred on December 6, 2014, at the intersection of Laguna Blvd at Laguna Park Drive. A Black Ford SUV Escape  eastbound on Laguna Blvd attempted to turn left onto Laguna Park Drive but drove directly into path of Dodge 1500 Pickup truck carrying three people. The driver of SUV was killed and two children in the car were injured and had to be taken to hospital.

WHAT WAS THE REASON THE DRIVER LOST CONTROL AND WENT INTO THE OTHER LANE?

Accidents occur when the driver loses control, becomes inattentive or just wanders off the road. One of the issues involved in many aspects is why the driver lost attention. Were drugs or alcohol involved? Did the driver fall asleep at the wheel? Was there a medical emergency or condition involved? Was there an object or animal in the roadway.
The below  video shows a man killed in a solo accident in an early morning accident on May 29, 2015. He was driving on southbound Highway 99 just south of Elk Grove Blvd. His car drifted off the road and collided with the tree.  It was not known why he drifted off the road, whether  he fell asleep, or  whether alcohol or drugs were involved. It was also unknown whether the man died before the crash, or was killed by the impact with the tree or the ensuing fire.

 

DRIVERS MUST MAKE SURE ALL TRAFFIC HAS CLEARED BEFORE TURNING ACROSS TRAFFIC TO REACH THE OTHER SIDE AND REACH A PLACE OF BUSINESS.

Drivers making turns from the center land across oncoming traffic to get to a place of business must make sure that all traffic has cleared before making the turn and attempting to cross all lanes of traffic. In the below  video. a car attempting to make a left turn through and across stopped traffic into a parking lot collided with another car Eastbound on Calvine right before Elk-grove Florin. The car making the left turn failed to see the oncoming car in the eastbound lane before attempting the turn.

 

WORKERS CAN BE INVOLVED IN AUTO ACCIDENTS EVEN AT THEIR PLACE OF BUSINESS
Victims of auto accidents can be pedestrians or even people working in their place of business. In the  below video, six people were injured in an Elk Grove car wash when a driver lost control of his vehicle and left the roadway.  The accident left them with physical and mental scars that they are still recovering from.

AGE AND EXPERIENCE CAN PLAY A ROLE IN THE CAUSE OF ACCIDENTS
One of the issues involved in motor vehicle accidents is the age and experience of the driver. This accident apparently resulted as a result of speed and inexperience.

STUDENTS HURT IN ELK GROVE BUS CRASH
Intersections are hotspots for accidents. Just because one driver rear-ends the other does it mean that the driver of the car striking the other is at fault?The accident may have occurred because one driver made a turn into oncoming traffic without first making sure it was safe to do so. In this video, a car made a right turn and was struck from behind by a Bus full of school children early in the morning of April 12, 2011, after the car made a right turn onto southbound Franklin Boulevard Elk Grove and Franklin.  The car had  come to a stop at a red light and turned into path of bus. 23 students were on bus at the time. 3 students had to be taken to the hospital.

ROADWAY HAZARDS CAN CAUSE DRIVERS TO LOSE CONTROL OF THEIR VEHICLES

On Mar 2, 2010 4 people were involved in a head on crash at 4:30 in the morning between two-cars in Elk Grove on Bruceville road.  The driver of a Buick lost control of his vehicle after he hit a bump and swerved into another vehicle.   Two people were taken to Kaiser but fortunately there were no fatalities. Under certain circumstances, a public entity may be liable for a dangerous condition in the roadway if they had knowledge or notice of the defect leading to the accident.

 

TEXTING WHILE DRIVING IS A MAJOR FACTOR IN COLLISONS

An 18-year-old driver Elk Grove teenager was killed in a head-on accident.
The accident occurred because the girl involved  was distracted while texting. The teen’s family  warned other teens and parents about the dangers of texting while driving.

 

EXCESSIVE SPEED MAY CAUSE ROLLOVER OF VEHICLES

On Oct 6, 2010, A woman was killed early Wednesday morning in a rollover car crash on Highway 99 in Elk Grove, the California Highway Patrol said.
woman in blue Chevy Camaro, lost control on an onramp overpass left the roadway, flew 200 feet in air and travelled down an embankment before it came to rest, crashed, and caught fire.

BIG RIG CRASH IN ELK GROVE

On June 9, 2011, a Dump truck lost control went over center divide on Elk Grove Blvd near Apple.  The big rig crossed over into path of eastbound traffic and struck a Prius.
Four other cars were involved in a chain reaction. Two cars were crushed,  but miraculously there were no fatalities.

 

When an injury occurs as a result of an accident involving automobiles, it is imperative that an experienced auto accident attorney investigate the underlying factors to determine what happened. With the help of an auto accident reconstruction expert and prompt investigation,, an experienced car accident lawyer can gather and evaluate evidence to ultimately  determine the cause of the collision.

Elk Grove Automobile Accident lawyer Ed Smith has been practicing personal injury law for over 30 years.

If you or a loved one have suffered from an injury as an auto accident, contact the experienced Auto Accident Injury Attorneys at the Law Offices of Ed Smith for a free consultation at (916) 694-0002  or toll free at 1-800-404-5400, to determine the different factors involved in your motor vehicle collision.

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