Single Vehicle Accident Along Engle Road
I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento car accident and personal injury lawyer. A single vehicle accident along Engle Road in North Sacramento on May 18 resulted in the injury of one person. According to a representative of the California Highway Patrol (CHP) a tow truck was called to remove the vehicle. No information was released on why the accident occurred.
The crash occurred along Engle Road between Garfield Avenue and Timmco Court at 8:36 in the morning. This is when a Toyota Highlander, driven by an unidentified individual, struck some garbage cans and then crashed into a telephone pole. Emergency medical transport arrived to assess the condition of the injured individual, who was then taken to Kaiser Permanente Medical Center for further evaluation and care. The name of the injured individual has not been released, nor has any information of his or her medical condition.
Single Vehicle Accidents
Crashes involving one vehicle, like other types of car accidents, can have a number of different causes from driver error to outside influences. They may involve:
Falling asleep at the wheel: Driver fatigue is a major reason why single vehicle crashes occur. This may be due to a driver working shift hours or not getting enough rest the night before.
- Drunk driving: A major cause of accidents at any time, a driver who is intoxicated or has been drinking has less ability to think quickly, react in an emergency and may fall asleep while driving.
- Mechanical failure: Bad brakes, problems with a steering wheel and other mechanical difficulties can cause a vehicle to crash.
- Distracted driving: Although talking on a hand-held cell phone or texting is illegal in California, there are drivers who continue to do so. Studies have also shown that hands-free devices are not much safer. A momentary distraction is all it takes to be in an accident.
- Medical causes: Diabetes, heart attack and other medical conditions can cause a driver to lose consciousness or suffer a condition that contributes to an accident.
- Speeding: Driving over the speed limit or too fast for road or weather conditions frequently causes accidents with serious injuries or fatalities.
- Drugged drivers: Those who are taking illicit drugs or certain prescription or over-the-counter medications can cause an accident. With some prescription or OTC medications, warnings are present to not drive if the person is taking them.
- Road conditions: Government entities such as the city, county or state are responsible for maintaining roads. Potholes, cracks in pavement, debris and other hazards can cause a motor vehicle to get in an accident.
- Weather conditions: Rain, sleet, snow and ice all affect the traction of a vehicle on the road, which can lead to crashes.
- Aggressive drivers: Some single vehicle accidents are caused by the actions of an aggressive or negligent driver. When they pass another vehicle too closely or in an unsafe way, it can force the other car off the road, causing an accident.
Sacramento Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyer
I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento car accident and personal injury lawyer. Single vehicle accidents can be caused by reasons other than driver error. If you or a loved one was injured because of a faulty product, bad maintenance by a mechanic, dangerous road conditions or by other outside influences, I have free and friendly advice to offer you. Please phone (916) 921-6400 at my office in Sacramento or (800) 404-5400 outside the area for experienced help.
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