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Hit and Run Crash in Antelope 

A hit and run collision between two vehicles in Antelope resulted in injuries on November 14. The accident was reported by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) as occurring along westbound Elverta Road just west of Watt Avenue at around 1:30 in the afternoon. Police discovered a Toyota Prius facing in the wrong direction and blocking westbound Elverta Road in the turn lane. It was reported by the Sacramento Fire Department that a Mercedes that collided with the Prius fled west on Elverta Road following the collision. The CHP is investigating to determine how the accident happened and to locate the fleeing driver. At this time, there is no information as to whether drugs or alcohol were involved or the severity of the person’s injuries.

Six Injured in Downtown Modesto Car Accident

Six people were injured in a car accident near downtown Modesto on the night of November 12, 2019. The crash occurred shortly before 10:40 p.m. on L Street, where the road becomes Maze Boulevard after a slight right turn, the Modesto Police Department reported. A Toyota Camry was headed westbound on L Street and reportedly veered into the oncoming traffic lane of Maze Boulevard, where it was involved in a head-on collision with an eastbound Toyota Camry. Two of the four parties in the eastbound Toyota and two people in the westbound Toyota suffered injuries described as minor to moderate. Sadly, the two backseat passengers of the eastbound Toyota suffered serious injuries. It is unknown whether those involved in the crash were hospitalized for their injuries.

Speeding Causes Vehicle to Crash Into Sacramento House

Speeding may have been responsible for an early morning accident in Sacramento recently that ended with the vehicle crashing into a home and the driver facing charges of DUI. The SUV reportedly hit a speed bump on South Land Park Drive in the vicinity of 13th street. The homeowner, Sandy Khan, said the impact resembled an explosion. She was asleep on a couch close to the garage and was literally thrown off of it. She called 911, and her neighbor, Shawn Flanagan, rushed over to see if he could help. The driver of the SUV was still in the vehicle when Flanagan arrived, and he helped him get out. Neighbors reported that the SUV traveled over a speed bump just across from Khan’s home, slammed into a tree and hit a fence before ending up in her garage. Khan said she had just made repairs on the gate and her garage. In addition to Khan’s property, a neighbor’s tree, which is 18 years old, was destroyed. No one was injured in the home. The driver of the SUV was transported to a local hospital and received treatment. 

Man Injured in Central Fresno DUI Crash

A man was injured and hospitalized after a central Fresno DUI crash on November 8, 2019. The car accident occurred shortly before 5:30 in the afternoon at the intersection of Millbrook Avenue and Belmont Avenue. A 53-year-old man was driving a GMC van in the area and reportedly ran a red light to make a left-hand turn, according to the Fresno Police Department. The GMC van then collided with a Honda Civic sedan. The impact of the collision caused the van to crash into a nearby building and overturn on its side. Officials said the driver of the GMC van attempted to flee the scene on foot, but he was later arrested on DUI charges. Sadly, the driver of the Honda was transported to the hospital for treatment of unspecified injuries. An update regarding his condition has not yet been released.

Hit and Run Driver Strikes Pedestrian in Front of Hospital

A hit and run injury was reported on November 9 in front of Kaiser North Hospital in Arden Arcade when an individual was run over by a vehicle. The incident occurred around 6:00 in the evening, as reported by the California Highway Patrol (CHP). The pedestrian was reported to have suffered major injuries in the accident. A witness to the collision said that the pedestrian was lying in the road when the accident happened. The walker was transported to Mercy San Juan Hospital for evaluation and medical treatment. The CHP will be investigating the accident to locate the fleeing driver and determine how it happened.

Two Injured in Suspected Clearlake DUI Crash

Two people were injured in a suspected Clearlake DUI crash that happened on Wednesday, November 6, 2019. The accident happened on the southern end of Clear Lake close to Clear Lake Riviera and involved two vehicles. Both drivers were hospitalized for major injuries following the incident. Updated reports on the conditions of the injured parties have not been released by hospital staff so far. While the vehicle driver was placed under arrest by California Highway Patrol (CHP) on DUI charges, the accident remains under official investigation.

Sacramento Single-Vehicle Crash Injures Driver Near Park

In an accident involving a single vehicle on November 8, a driver was injured after striking the concrete entrance at Willowood Park in Sacramento. The accident was reported at about 5:11 in the afternoon at Iona Way and Summer Sunset Drive, according to the report by the California Highway Patrol (CHP). The male driver was discovered lying on the ground by emergency rescue personnel who arrived at the scene. The CHP is investigating the accident to determine how it happened. It was not reported whether the accident involved either alcohol or drugs.

Single-Vehicle Collision in Folsom Related to Drunk Driving

A single-vehicle collision on November 5 occurred on Folsom-Auburn Rd, just north of Folsom Lake Crossing at about 7:00 p.m. and injured three people. Rescue personnel with the fire department found two people trapped inside of the vehicle and extricated them. Those injured in the single-vehicle collision were transported to a local hospital for treatment. Traffic was completely blocked on Northbound Folsom-Auburn Road, and officers from the Folsom Police Department were on hand to direct motorists away from the area. Investigating authorities concluded that the single-vehicle collision was related to drinking and driving. At this juncture, it is unknown if the driver was charged with a DUI or not. 

Core Muscle Surgery After an Auto Accident

Abdominal trauma is common in a motor vehicle accident and, sometimes, this can lead to core muscle surgery. The core muscles of the abdomen have an important job. They are responsible for providing strength and stability to the torso while also protecting important organs such as the liver, stomach, intestines, and kidneys. There are numerous reasons why someone might suffer abdominal trauma in an auto accident. Blunt force trauma can come from an impact with the steering wheel or dashboard. Penetrating injuries might result from metal, shrapnel, or glass that flies through the vehicle.

Single-Vehicle Driver Injured in Early Morning Crash in Natomas

An accident along West Elkhorn Boulevard in Natomas on November 2 caused injuries to a single-vehicle driver when they struck a traffic pole. The accident was reported at about 2:15 in the morning in the Regency Park area at Elkhorn and Sageview Drive. Upon arrival at the accident scene, crews discovered the vehicle ablaze and severely damaged. According to the Sacramento Fire Department, the single-vehicle driver was removed from the vehicle by a good Samaritan, which is believed to have saved their life. The driver was transported by emergency responders to UC Davis Medical Center for evaluation and further care. It was reported that the traffic pole the vehicle struck at the intersection was seriously damaged and made inoperable by the crash.