Articles Posted in Auto Accidents

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.

Breathalyzer Ignition Interlock Devices in New Law

A new law passed in California means that starting on January 1, 2019, Breathalyzer ignition interlock devices will be required for those who are convicted of drunk driving. The offenders will be required to have the ignition interlock device installed in their vehicle for a period of five months or longer. Lawmakers who passed SB-1046 say that they are hoping lives will be saved by this increased measure to keep drunk drivers off the roadways. It is estimated by experts in ignition interlock systems that up to 35,000 drivers in California may be required to use this new measure next year.

Flail Chest is a Major Auto Accident Trauma

Car accidents are something that almost everyone hears about on the radio, television, or from other news sources. These stories should push people to do more to increase safety on the roads; however, too often, people become numb to the stories of motor vehicle accidents. It is important for everyone to keep in mind that people can be seriously injured or killed in an auto accident. Some of the statistics that were recently published in an article in the USA Today show that:

Natomas Multiple Vehicle Crash

A North Natomas multiple vehicle crash on New Year’s Eve along West Elkhorn Boulevard resulted in an injury for which an ambulance was called. It was reported that three or four vehicles were involved. In addition to the person who incurred a serious injury, others suffered minor injuries in the crash. Since the California Highway Patrol (CHP) contacted Valley Toxicology for their services, the accident may have involved a drunk driver. The crash is under investigation by the CHP to determine the cause and to place fault.

A Modesto triple fatality accident recently occurred along Highway 99, just north of Pelandale Avenue. A driver of a GMC Yukon was traveling northbound along the southbound lanes of Highway 99 when their vehicle sideswiped another car. The wrong way driver continued for a short time before striking a Chevrolet Tahoe head-on. Sadly, the Chevrolet driver and two occupants of the GMC succumbed to their injuries at the scene. Officials have identified the Chevrolet driver as 24-year-old Terilyn Peralta of Salida and the GMC motorist as 32-year-old Marques A. Rodriguez of Manteca.

We would like to extend our sincere thoughts and sympathy to the loved ones of Ms. Peralta and Mr. Rodriguez during this difficult time.

Elk Grove Multiple Vehicle Crash Near Auto Mall

An Elk Grove multiple vehicle crash happened while commuters were heading to work on November 29. The accident, involving six vehicles, occurred along State Route 99 northbound and Elk Grove Boulevard near the Auto Mall. At least one individual was said to have suffered an injury in the crash, which blocked the number one and number two lanes. An ambulance was reported as being called to the scene of the Elk Grove multiple vehicle crash.