Articles Posted in Auto Accidents

Amador County Accident Fatality

An Amador County accident fatality occurred on the morning of April 1st along Ridge Road, just west of Surrey Junction Lane. A 44-year-old West Point man was driving a 2005 Dodge 3500 pickup truck west along Ridge Road. He approached a section of the roadway that curves to the right for westbound traffic. At the same time, a Sutter Creek man was driving east along Ridge Road in a 2018 Kia Sportage, approaching that same curve. The Dodge reportedly veered over the double solid yellow lines and entered the oncoming traffic lane, colliding with the Kia head-on. The impact of the collision propelled the Kia off the roadway and came to a stop south of the accident scene while the Dodge became disabled in the road and blocked both traffic lanes. Officials said the Dodge driver was uninjured in the car wreck. Sadly, the man driving the Kia succumbed to his injuries at the scene. He has been identified by authorities as 30-year-old Mitchell Hernandez of Sutter Creek. I would like to send my healing thoughts and prayers to the friends and family of Mr. Hernandez in their time of loss.

Off-Road Accident in Elk Grove

Three vehicles were involved in an off-road accident on March 7, in Elk Grove along State Route 99. The accident happened in the southbound lanes just north of the Grant Line Road off-ramp at around 6:43 p.m. In the collision, a Chrysler 300, Toyota Camry and another unknown vehicle exited the road for unknown reasons. One of the vehicles went through a fence and ended up on Stockton Boulevard. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) and officers with the Elk Grove Police Department were both at the scene of the off-road accident. An ambulance was called for at least one of the people who were involved in the crash. All three vehicles had to be towed away afterward. As of 8:00 p.m., the accident site had still not been cleared.

GM’s Cost-Cutting Measures Could Make Vehicles Less Safe

General Motors (GM) has announced in recent months that it plans to cut production and reduce its workforce in North America in the wake of a stagnating market for certain gas-powered cars. The company has planned for its largest restructuring exercise in a decade. This is a car company that has been mismanaged for decades which dared to fly their private jet to DC in the early part of this century and ask for a bailout which they received.

Orangevale Road Debris Accident 

On February 23, an Orangevale road debris accident occurred when the vehicle’s operator crashed into an obstruction along Hazel and Leue avenues between Oak and Central. The nature of the obstruction has not yet been disclosed by authorities. The vehicle was identified shortly afterward as a Ford Windstar, according to a report made by the California Highway Patrol (CHP). No information was released identifying the driver or extent of injuries. The accident happened at around 8:22 in the evening. The Sacramento Fire Department responded as an absorbent was needed at J and 2nd Street to deal with a roadway slick. An ambulance was summoned for a person injured in the Orangevale road debris accident.

Rio Linda Multiple Vehicle Accident

A Rio Linda multiple vehicle accident occurred on February 22 shortly before 6:00 p.m. The accident, which involved four vehicles, happened at Rio Linda Boulevard and Marysville Boulevard. It involved a white minivan, a black sedan, and two additional vehicles. The head-on collision resulted in at least two rollovers as a result of the crash, and one vehicle ended up in a ditch. Both the northbound and southbound lanes were blocked. An ambulance was called due to injuries that have not yet been disclosed. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) is investigating the crash as to cause.

Highway 99 Sees Drastic Increase in Accidents

According to a report released by the Chico California Highway Patrol (CHP), there has been a dramatic increase in the number of accidents on Highway 99 over the last year. The report, released on Wednesday, February 20, 2019, said that, since November 2017, the highway has seen a 37 percent increase in auto accidents. Officers say that they suspect an influx of population after Paradise residents lost their homes in the Camp Fire may be a contributing factor in the dramatic increase of highway crashes. Reportedly, CHP is working with Cal Trans to improve safety on the freeway.

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.