Carmichael Intersection Collision Hospitalizes One Person

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February 21, 2019
Edward Smith

Carmichael Intersection Collision Hospitalizes One Person

On February 17, a Carmichael intersection collision occurred at Whitney and Garfield avenues that resulted in at least one person being hospitalized. The accident was reported to have occurred at around 7:46 in the morning between a black Acura, green Ford Escape and gray Toyota. Personnel with the Sacramento Fire Department arrived at the scene to help out and assess the injuries.

Further Details of the Carmichael Intersection Collision

Two vehicles were blocking the intersection and had to be moved out of the way. However, a tow truck was called to expedite clearing the intersection because one of the vehicles had a broken front axle. The condition of the injured person/persons has not been reported as well as what hospital they were taken to for further treatment and evaluation. The car accident is under investigation by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) to determine fault and how it occurred.

Intersection Accidents

Forty percent of all traffic accidents happen in intersections. Most of them are because of driver negligence or error. They commonly occur due to speeding, drunk driving, ignoring another driver’s right of way or running a stop sign or red light. Running a red light is a particular danger at intersections, which causes about 165,000 traffic accidents nationwide each year as well as between 700 and 800 fatalities.

Carmichael Intersection Collision Causes

Intersection collisions in Carmichael may happen for the following reasons:

  • Driver error
  • Reckless driving
  • Distracted driving
  • Making an improper turn
  • Failure to yield
  • Tailgating
  • Failure to look for pedestrians, motorcyclists and bicycle riders
  • Badly designed intersection
  • Not adjusting speed in inclement weather conditions
  • Road conditions
  • Missing or blocked signage, potholes, overhanging branches and other dangers

Problems With Intersections and Road Conditions

Poorly cared for roads, signage and traffic lights can cause a Carmichael intersection collision. Any type of obstacles such as road debris or potholes can impede traffic flow and result in an accident. Government entities such as the county or state are responsible for the maintenance of roadways to keep them in good condition for users. If an accident injury occurs because of a lack of maintenance, the injured person may be eligible to file a claim against that agency for compensation. Since the filing time against a government entity is much shorter than other personal injuries, it is important to contact a lawyer experienced in these types of claims.

Carmichael Auto Accident and Personal Injury Lawyer

I’m Ed Smith, a Carmichael auto accident and personal injury lawyer. Although many people may think that intersection accidents, because they are usually at low speeds, are not severe. However, many people suffer serious injuries in these types of collisions. Sorting out who was at fault is an important factor in determining what compensation can be sought. When you or a loved one has been injured, I am here to offer you my free and friendly advice. Please contact me at (916) 921-6400 in the Carmichael area. If you are calling from somewhere else in Northern California, I have a toll-free line available at (800) 404-5400. Some prefer to use my “contact us” form at my website,

I am honored to be a member of both the National Association of Distinguished Counsel and the Million Dollar Forum. The first is an invitation-only organization for lawyers who are recognized by their peers as having a high standard of excellence in the law. The second is a group limited to the top 1 percent of lawyers who have garnered either a trial verdict or a settlement in excess of $1 million for a client.

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I have practiced as a personal injury lawyer for 37 years, working for the rights of the residents of Carmichael and other Northern Californians to compensation in wrongful death cases, traumas such as brain injuries and all types of car accidents.

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