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Vision Zero Planned to Improve Traffic Safety in Sacramento

A Vision Zero action plan, adopted in 2018, aims to improve safety on Sacramento streets and eliminate traffic crashes. Underserved communities will benefit from the plan, which addresses systemic issues to make conditions safe for pedestrians, drivers, and bicyclists.

Infrastructure Investments Benefit Citrus Heights Communities

Investments in infrastructure can cultivate many benefits way beyond the road for local communities. According to a 2021 report from the League of California Cities, future spending on federal, state, and local infrastructure will bring about $200 billion in economic activity to the Golden State. That means for every $1 spent on infrastructure, there is a return of $4.30 in economic activity.

Two Vehicles Collide With Escaped Horses on Elkhorn Boulevard

Horses that had escaped onto a roadway caused an injury accident in Sacramento on March 16. The accident occurred when an Acura and an Infiniti struck several of the horses, killing two at westbound Elkhorn Boulevard and near Dry Creek Road around 5:08 a.m. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported that there were multiple horses loose on the roadway, and they feared another traffic collision because of it. 

Accident on Jenkinson Circle Sends One Person to the Hospital

A possible hit-and-run collision in Pollock Pines on March 9 caused injuries to at least one person. The crash occurred around 1:12 p.m. along Jenkinson Circle off Sly Park Road. Officers with the California Highway Patrol (CHP) came to the scene to discover only one vehicle, which was facing the wrong way in the southbound lanes. 

Work at Home Affects the Number of Traffic Accidents

Want to know where all those odd traffic accidents are coming from in Contra Costa County? The increase in hit-and-run accidents, racing in the streets, drunk and drugged driving? It might have something to do with the fact that few people are now riders on Caltrain, VTA, and BART. These once busy stations are more like ghost towns with few riders, and people are working from home, so traffic is considerably lighter. 

Injury Reported in Northbound I-5 Caused by Hydroplaning Vehicle

A hydroplaning vehicle caused a collision along Interstate 5 in Elk Grove on October 25, which sent the driver to the hospital. The accident happened around 2:21 p.m. on northbound I-5 at the Sutterville Road off-ramp, as reported by the California Highway Patrol (CHP). When the Honda Civic hydroplaned, it ended up in the center divider facing south and blocking traffic in the number one lane after crashing with a Toyota sedan. 

Accident on Main Street in Orangevale Involves Out-of-Control Car

On August 20, an out-of-control car struck several parked vehicles and a house in Orangevale. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) said the accident occurred around 4:32 in the afternoon along Main Street between Winding Oak Drive and Buffalo Avenue. The individual who lived in the house called the police to report it, saying that a Honda Civic struck her Jeep Cherokee and Volkswagen Jetta as well as their home.

Accident Along South Watt Avenue Causes Injury

A multiple-vehicle accident near Rosemont caused at least one injury in a May 26 collision. The crash happened at South Watt Avenue and Folsom Boulevard over Highway 50 at around 12:20 in the afternoon, as reported by the California Highway Patrol (CHP). It involved a Toyota Camry, Subaru Outback, and Honda CRV. 

Accident on Southbound I-5 Involves Three Vehicles

A multiple-vehicle crash in Sacramento on May 17 occurred on I-5 that made the evening commute more difficult for some drivers. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) police report stated that the accident occurred shortly after 5:00 p.m. along southbound Interstate 5 just south of Airport Boulevard. The crash involved a Hyundai Elantra, a BMW SUV, and a pickup.

Wear Green and Drive Safely

March 17th is Saint Patrick’s Day, an occasion often marked by the eating of corned beef and cabbage and the drinking of green beer. With COVID-19 related restrictions beginning to ease up throughout California’s counties, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) issued a press release this week stating that they will be on high alert for impaired drivers during the Irish holiday. The press release was issued in conjunction with the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) to remind state residents to drive safely.  Buckle up, avoid distractions, slow down, and do not drive while impaired, advises the CHP Commissioner. Those that choose to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day by imbibing should always have a safe ride home planned in advance.

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