Articles Posted in Auto Accidents

Foothill Farms Hit and Run Accident

A five-vehicle crash involving a Foothill Farms hit and run occurred on February 11 along eastbound Greenback Lane. The accident happened shortly after 6:00 p.m. just east of Garfield Avenue, according to a report by the California Highway Patrol (CHP). All lanes were blocked. Among the vehicles involved in the Foothill Farms hit and run crash was a silver Pontiac, a Toyota Yaris, and a Ford Flex.

Slipped Cap Femoral Epiphysis After a Car Accident

There are many different reasons why people might suffer from pain in the hip. These include congenital abnormalities related to the hip, infections of the joint itself, and traumatic injuries. Furthermore, pain in the hip can indicate more than one type of injury, including a slipped cap femoral epiphysis (SCFE). Therefore, it is essential for everyone to understand a few basic pointers about hip pain.

Truckee Crash Data

Without a doubt, Truckee is a great place to live or visit. It sits in one of the most beautiful areas of California, just north of Tahoe Lake. It’s easy for residents to get out and enjoy the amazing sights of the Sierra Nevadas or to enjoy any of the fun activities that the Tahoe area offers. However, just like any other city, Truckee sees its fair share of auto accidents. It may be unlikely you will be involved in a crash on any given day, but all it takes is one accident to cause serious injuries. Truckee residents can increase their safety by learning the data on car accidents that happen in their city.

Fresno DUI Accident Injures Two

A DUI accident occurred on the morning of January 21 along First Street and Gettysburg Avenue in Fresno. A driver of a black Mercedes-Benz C230 reportedly struck a vehicle at the intersection and continued north along First Street. When the motorist approached the intersection of First Street and Shaw Avenue, his car collided with a traffic light pole along the southeast corner. The Mercedes-Benz continued and came to a rest after crashing into three more vehicles stopped at a red light. Medical personnel responding to the scene transported two parties to the hospital for treatment of unspecified injuries. An update regarding the conditions of those injured has not yet been released by officials.

Citrus Heights Injury Accident on Business 80

A Citrus Heights injury accident occurred at about 6:30 p.m. on January 21 along Business 80, just North of the Auburn Boulevard off-ramp. One of the drivers was reported as having left the scene of the crash. The violent collision was between a white Cadillac Escalade SUV and a black Honda Civic. According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP) report, the two vehicles were left blocking all three lanes of traffic, and the collision caused damage to a steel beam at the connector, which required emergency crews to repair right away. Although an ambulance was called for reported injuries in the crash, it is unknown what trauma level was assigned. The SUV had to be towed from the scene. Whether drugs or alcohol was a factor in the accident is unknown at the time of this report.

Avascular Necrosis of the Hand Following an Auto Accident

Car accidents happen for many different reasons which could lead to serious injuries or even death. One of the reasons why motor vehicle accidents might occur is due to drunk driving. Some of the statistics on drunk driving that have been published by Backtrack include:

Anterior Cord Syndrome Following an Auto Accident

If somebody is involved in a severe car accident, there are major injuries that he or she might sustain. Some of the most common injuries that are seen in a motor vehicle collision include bone fractures, organ damage, lacerations, and even traumatic brain injuries. In some cases, these injuries can have permanent complications. This is the case for individuals who suffer a spinal cord injury. Every year, thousands of people experience an injury to their spine, and many of them have to live with lifelong consequences. Some of the statistics related to spinal cord injuries that have been recently published by the University of Alabama at Birmingham include:

The Future of Driverless Vehicles

Autonomous or driverless vehicles are considered the safest way to travel today. However, even the most reliable methods of transportation can become dangerous in certain conditions. While eliminating human error as a collision factor may reduce traffic injuries and fatalities, that is not always true in most cases. Taking the human element out of driving can potentially increase the chances of an auto accident for situations that require critical thinking and swift reaction time, not computation.

Modesto Serious Motorcycle Accident

A Modesto serious motorcycle accident occurred on January 13 at the intersection of 12th Street and M Street. A motorcyclist was riding in the area when he was struck by a vehicle at the intersection. Paramedics were called to the scene to render aid to the injured rider. He was later transported to a local hospital for treatment of serious injuries. An update regarding his condition has not yet been released by officials.

Carmichael Injury Accident on Madison Avenue

A Carmichael injury accident occurred along Madison Avenue on the afternoon of January 6 when two vehicles collided, and one left the scene before authorities arrived. The accident, reported as a hit and run by the California Highway Patrol (CHP), occurred shortly after 4:00 in the afternoon along eastbound Madison just east of Manzanita Avenue. The vehicles involved were described as a black Mercedes and a blue Smart car.