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Four People Hurt in Williams Collision

Four people suffered injuries during a Williams collision that took place on Sunday, March 29, 2020. California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported that this crash occurred in the late afternoon on a local highway and involved only one vehicle. According to medical officials, all four occupants of the vehicle suffered major injuries during the accident and were hospitalized for emergency treatment. Updates on their conditions have not been reported and CHP is still investigating the accident.

GMC Pickup and Ford Fiesta Collide in Exit Ramp Traffic Collision

A rear-end exit ramp traffic collision caused one injury along Interstate 80 in Sacramento on April 1. The accident, which involved a GMC Sierra pickup and a Ford Fiesta, occurred around 3:24 in the afternoon on the exit ramp for Longview Drive, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP) report. One of those involved in the collision complained of pain, and responders with the Sacramento Fire Department arrived to assess injuries. An investigation into the cause of the traffic collision is being conducted by the CHP to place fault and determine how it happened.

Man Killed After Car Accident in Fresno County

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported that one man lost his life after a car accident near Easton in Fresno County on the afternoon of March 30, 2020. The crash occurred around 3:30 p.m. on South Avenue and Highway 41. A Honda was reportedly broadsided by a Ford, according to the CHP. The man driving the Honda was transported to Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno, where he later passed away. Authorities have not yet released additional details regarding the car accident due to ongoing investigation.

Driver Saved From Submerged Car Near Vallejo

The Solano County Sheriff’s Office’s Deputy Dillon Snedeker reportedly rescued a motorist from a submerged car that had crashed into the marsh off of Highway 37 just outside of Vallejo. According to reports, the accident involved two vehicles and happened in the very early morning. Thankfully, neither of the involved drivers suffered critical injuries. The accident remains under police investigation.

Driver Arrested for DUI After Merced County Crash

A driver was arrested for reportedly driving under the influence (DUI) following a crash in Merced County on March 29, 2020. The car accident occurred around 4:15 p.m. in the area of East Youd Road and Snelling Road, just south of Snelling, CA. According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), a Honda sedan driven by a 19-year-old Merced woman was headed southbound on Snelling Road. The Honda was carrying four passengers, including a 17-year-old male and two 19-year-old females in the rear passenger seats, and a 21-year-old male in the front passenger seat. The driver of the Honda attempted to overtake a slower-moving vehicle by entering the oncoming traffic lane. At the same time, another car was approaching the Honda in the northbound lane. For unknown reasons, the Honda veered to the right, left the roadway, and overturned multiple times in a nearby field. None of the occupants in the Honda were ejected during the crash. However, all the passengers were transported to hospitals in the Modesto area for treatment of unspecified injuries. The CHP said the Honda driver was arrested on suspicion of felony DUI. It is not yet known whether the driver of the Honda will face additional charges for the rollover accident.

Four Injured After Head-On Collision in Valley Springs

Four people were injured after a head-on collision on Highway 12 in Valley Springs on the morning of March 25, 2020. The car accident occurred on SR-12 and Double Springs Road, where a driver entered the oncoming traffic lane and collided head-on with another vehicle. One of the drivers, a 30-year-old Valley Springs woman, was taken to Doctors Medical Center in Modesto for treatment of serious injuries. Two minor passengers in the Valley Springs woman’s vehicle, ages 3 and 10, suffered minor injuries and were treated at Memorial Medical Center in Modesto. The other driver involved in the crash, a 79-year-old Mokelumne Hill resident, reportedly refused medical transport, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP). Additional details, including the cause of the accident, were not immediately available.

Two Drivers Killed After Oakdale Head-On Collision

Two drivers were killed after a head-on collision on Highway 108 just east of Oakdale on the morning of March 26, 2020. The car accident occurred around 6:50 a.m. near the intersection of SR-108 and Atlas Road, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP). A 2004 Pontiac GTO was traveling east on Highway 108 while a 2015 Nissan Sentra was headed westbound. For unknown reasons, both vehicles collided head-on. The two drivers, a 67-year-old Modesto man and an 85-year-old Newark man, were the sole occupants in their respective cars. Sadly, both passed away at the scene. Officials with the Stanislaus County Coroner’s Office have withheld the names of both parties until their family has been notified.

One Injured in Butte City Crash

On Wednesday, March 18, 2020, one man suffered significant trauma during a Butte City Crash. According to officers of the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the accident happened in the afternoon and involved two vehicles, one of which was hauling an equipment transportation trailer. While two other individuals were involved in the accident, neither of them suffered any injuries.

Rescuers Extricate Driver From Vehicle in West Sacramento Accident

A rollover accident occurred in West Sacramento on March 21 that injured the driver. The collision occurred at 3rd and C streets around 5:36 p.m. when officers with the West Sacramento Police Department and fire department were sent to that location. They discovered a silver-colored car upside down on its roof. The female driver was inside and being held suspended by her seat restraint. Firemen quickly secured the vehicle so it would not move and extricated the woman safely. The woman was medically assessed, and it was determined that her injuries were not life-threatening. She was transported to a nearby hospital for further treatment and evaluation. The incident is being investigated by the West Sacramento police to determine how the accident occurred.

Tesla Crash in 2018 Due to Multiple Issues

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) criticized the driver of a Tesla who was killed in Mountainview, California, on March 13, 2018, when his vehicle hit a barrier and burst into flames. The agency also had harsh words for Tesla, Caltrans and the California Highway Patrol (CHP) and manufacturers of cell phones at the late February meeting. At the time of the crash, according to the NTSB, Wei Huang, the driver of the Tesla, did not have his hands on the wheel and was playing a video game when the crash occurred.