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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.

West Main Street Site of Double Fatality in Head-on Collision

Two people died in a head-on collision near Turlock on March 8. The accident happened around 12:35 in the afternoon along West Main Street at Crows Landing Road, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP). The location is a rural area between Turlock and Patterson.

Taylor Street Intersection Collision Involves Two Vehicles

A two-vehicle intersection collision in Sacramento recently caused major damage to the vehicles involved. Initially, the Sacramento Police Department was notified of the accident at around 11:49 p.m. on Taylor Street and Naruth Way as involving injuries. When first responders with the Sacramento Fire Department arrived, they discovered both the wrecked vehicles and involved parties at the scene. It was not reported whether alcohol or drugs were involved in the cause of the crash. It is under investigation to determine what happened.

6000 Block of Hazel Avenue Site of Sacramento Traffic Collision

A traffic collision occurred in the 6000 block of Hazel Avenue close to where it intersects with Central Avenue in Sacramento on August 28, resulting in injuries. According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), a white Volkswagen and a silver Camry collided shortly after noon, blocking the southbound lane. 

Eastbound Florin Road Site of Ford Fusion Rollover

A major injury occurred in Sacramento on July 19 in a solo vehicle rollover. The accident occurred in the Florin area along northbound State Route 99 at the eastbound Florin Road entrance ramp around 6:52 p.m. It was reported by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) that a Ford Fusion went off the entrance ramp into an area of dirt and grass and rolled over but landed back on its wheels.

Automobile Sales Lot Sustains Major Damage on Auburn Boulevard

A major accident that resulted in the death of the driver occurred in Citrus Heights on July 17. It happened when a driver, who was reportedly driving at a high rate of speed and intoxicated, crashed into the sales lot of M3 Motors around 11:41 p.m. Officers with the California Highway Patrol (CHP) and Citrus Heights Police as well as responders with Sac Fire arrived at the scene of the crash on Auburn Boulevard and Manzanita Avenue.  Police discovered that the solo vehicle had exited the roadway and severely damaged about a dozen cars before ending up hung on a fence. 

Pedestrian Killed in Sacramento Accident

A fatal accident occurred in the southern part of Sacramento on July 13 when a vehicle struck a pedestrian. The accident occurred in the area of Lemon Hill along eastbound Fruitridge Road at Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. The driver involved in the fatal accident remained at the scene and was cooperating with Sacramento Police Department officers who were investigating the incident. 

Headlight Problems Can Lead to a Serious Auto Accident

An auto accident can happen at any time, and researchers have recently found that headlight problems might be a contributing factor. When a driver is making their way through the streets of San Francisco, the streets are well-lit. This can cause some drivers to question the need for their headlights at all. One the other hand, when people reach the suburbs and rural areas, they will quickly realize just how dangerous the darkness can be. Headlight problems on these roads can significantly increase the risk of an auto accident.

Hit and Run Accident at Sacramento Intersection

A hit and run accident that resulted in injuries occurred at the intersection of Greenback Lane and Garfield Avenue on November 26 at approximately 5:33 p.m. A witness who called the California Highway Patrol (CHP) to report it also followed the hit and run driver to a Safeway parking lot where both vehicles stopped. Paramedics with the Sacramento Fire Department were also called to the scene to administer aid to the injured party. CHP is currently investigating the accident to determine why and how it happened. At the time of this report, authorities have not said whether drugs or alcohol were involved in the hit and run accident near Starbucks in the Foothill Farms area.

Hit and Run Crash at Intersection in Sacramento

An accident involving a hit and run resulted in injuries and occurred in Sacramento on November 17 along Stockton Boulevard when two vehicles collided. The accident happened around 5:34 in the afternoon at the intersection of Stockton Boulevard and Watt Avenue between a pickup truck and Ford van, according to a report by the California Highway Patrol (CHP). Although the vehicles were blocking the center lane following the collision, one of the drivers decided to flee the accident scene. Emergency responders were asked by the CHP to expedite their arrival to the site to assess injuries sustained in the remaining vehicle. The hit and run collision is under investigation by the CHP to determine how it occurred and who was at fault for the crash.

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