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Lung Paralysis in an Auto Accident

Lung paralysis can take place in an auto accident and could be a life-threatening injury if not treated quickly. The lungs are one of the body’s vital organs. They take in oxygen and exhale carbon dioxide. This oxygen is used to power the various cellular functions throughout the entire body. When the lungs expand, the pressure inside of them drops. Air moves into the lungs because of this low pressure. For the lungs to expand, the diaphragm on each side needs to drop. This movement is powered by the phrenic nerve. Some of the ways that the phrenic nerve might be damaged include:

Eight Injured in Ceres Auto Accident

At least eight parties were injured in a Ceres auto accident on the afternoon of June 10, 2019. The crash occurred shortly after 1:30 p.m. along the southbound lanes of Highway 99 near Service Road. Two lanes were closed, and traffic was backed up to Briggsmore Avenue in Modesto. Multiple ambulances were called to the scene, including a helicopter for a child who suffered serious injuries. An update regarding the conditions of the eight people injured in the car accident has not yet been released by officials.

Woman and Children Killed in Ceres Crash

A woman and two young children were killed in a Ceres crash during the early morning hours of June 9, 2019. The car wreck occurred around 1:30 a.m. at a duplex located along the 1200 block of Sam Avenue. A 46-year-old Modesto man was driving a 2007 Chevrolet Equinox west on Holm Avenue at a high rate of speed and reportedly failed to stop at the stop sign. The Chevrolet crashed through the fence and backyard of a duplex before colliding with the home. Emergency responders were called to the duplex and found a woman and three girls inside. A woman and two girls, ages 3 and 5, were transported to the hospital where they later succumbed to their injuries. A third girl, identified as a 10-year-old, was airlifted to the UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento for treatment of serious injuries. An update regarding her condition has not yet been released by officials. The woman has been identified by the Stanislaus County Coroner’s Office as 38-year-old Mari Luz Jacinto-Hernandez of Ceres. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of Ms. Jacinto-Hernandez and the two girls whose lives were lost in this tragic accident.

Vision Changes After an Auto Accident

Vision changes after an auto accident are a severe problem that can have permanent impacts on someone’s quality of life. A traumatic accident can remove someone’s ability to see in the blink of an eye. Some of the possible mechanisms of visual changes in motor vehicle collisions include:

UCL Injury in an Auto Accident

One of the most important ligaments in the elbow is called the ulnar collateral ligament (UCL), which can be injured in an auto accident. The UCL plays a key role in the structure and function of the elbow. The elbow is a hinge joint and provides the forearm with a wide range of motion. This range of motion provides the elbow with a great degree of flexibility to perform a variety of tasks. The UCL has several important functions when it comes to the movement of the elbow. These include:

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.