Sadly, serious traffic accidents occur all the time. One tragic Sacramento car accident occurred recently that included two fatalities and several injuries in a single family. A Hyundai Santa Fe driver failed to stop at a stop sign, striking a Chrysler Town and Country, propelling it across the Alta Arden Expressway where it collided with a Toyota Sienna traveling the opposite direction. Another recent collision in South Sacramento happened when a teenager apparently drove a Dodge Challenger at more than 100 miles per hour, striking a pickup truck and causing the death of the pickup’s two occupants.
But even much less dramatic Sacramento car accidents can result in serious injuries or even death. The California State Office of Traffic Safety has collected statistics showing particular problems for the Sacramento area for drunk driving, with Sacramento ranking 4th out of 13 major urban areas in the State for alcohol involved accidents and 3rd our of 13 urban areas for collisions resulting from underage drinking. Sacramento was also 5th out of 13 cites for hit-and-run incident percentages.
A study by the Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG) of 2006 Sacramento car accident statistics found a particular problem with rural road accident fatalities in Sacramento County. Although the rate of fatalities on rural roads is much higher than in urban areas nearly everywhere — more than 4 times higher nationwide and about 7.5 times higher statewide — in the SACOG region the figure for rural accident fatalities in 2006 was about 20 times higher, and in Sacramento County specifically was nearly 60 times greater.
A Sacramento car accident lawyer can help protect the rights of those who are injured in these incidents, as well as the survivors of those who have died as a result of their injuries.
Sacramento Car Accident Lawyer
If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic injury caused by negligence in a Sacramento car accident or elsewhere, call me now at (916) 921-6400. If you are outside the Sacramento area, you can call at (800) 404-5400 for free, friendly advice.