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Sacramento Intersection Accident Old Placerville Road

A January 15 accident at a Sacramento intersection led to one person being hospitalized with injuries. The collision happened in East Sacramento shortly after 5:30 in the afternoon at Old Placerville Road and Happy Lane and involved a Hyundai Genesis and Volvo sedan. One person was reported by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) as having been transported to Kaiser North for medical treatment and further evaluation. The roadway was reopened to traffic at around 6:20 p.m. It is unknown at this time whether alcohol or drugs were a factor in the accident. The collision is under investigation by the CHP to determine the cause.

Cranial Nerve Injuries Following an Auto Accident

One of the most significant dangers on the road is distracted driving. According to some of the statistics that have been published by the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA), distracted driving remains a significant threat to everyone’s safety. Some of their findings include:

Roadway Departure Accident Along Grant Line Road

A roadway departure accident in Rancho Cordova resulted in the injury of at least one person on January 14, 2019. The accident occurred at about 4:30 in the afternoon along Grant Line Road just north of Raymer Way between the drivers of a Nissan Sentra and Honda Civic. Both of the vehicles were reported as having gone off the side of the road. According to the report by the California Highway Patrol (CHP), one of the cars had crossed over the centerline and struck the other vehicle in the southbound lane. Sacramento Fire Department personnel arrived at the scene, and an ambulance was summoned. No information was released on the identity or condition of the injured person. The accident will be investigated by the CHP to determine the cause.

Adrenal Gland Rupture in an Auto Accident

Auto accidents happen every day. While it can be tempting to gloss over the reports that come on the television and the radio, it is important to remember that people can be seriously injured or even killed in these collisions. Unfortunately, people often forget just how common these auto accidents can be. Some of the statistics that have been published regarding motor vehicle accidents on Driver Knowledge include:

Back Infection After an Auto Accident

There are many different hazards which people should be aware of whenever they set foot inside a motor vehicle. A car accident can occur at any time and can lead to lifelong injuries, complications, or even death. Some of the most common reasons why someone is involved in a car accident include speeding, distracted driving, drunk driving, equipment failure, and weather issues. According to some car accident statistics published by Driver Knowledge:

Fresno DUI Crash Injures Man

A DUI crash in southwest Fresno left a man with serious injuries on January 12, 2019. The incident occurred along California Avenue in the vicinity of Inyo Street shortly before 6:00 in the evening. A driver of a pickup truck was traveling eastbound along California Avenue when he reportedly veered into the oncoming traffic lane and crashed head-on with a westbound Ford Mustang. The head-on collision left the Ford driver seriously injured, according to authorities. He was transported to a local hospital by medical personnel for treatment of a head injury. Officials reported he was in stable condition later on that night.

Sacramento Motor Vehicle Accident Injury

During the evening hours of January 9, a Sacramento motor vehicle accident injury occurred as a result of a multiple car crash underneath the off ramp for Exposition Boulevard at State Route 51. At least one individual involved in the incident was reported as having suffered a major motor vehicle accident injury. The number of vehicles involved in the crash was uncertain, but estimates were that there were about six. Among those were a Chevy Tahoe, Dodge r15, a small truck and several sedans. One of the vehicles was reported as having gone down an embankment.

Sacramento Vehicle Spinout on SR 99

A Sacramento vehicle spinout along State Route 99 during rush hour traffic on January 12 caused an injury to at least one person. The accident involved three vehicles, a Chevy Tahoe or Suburban, a Buick Regal and a black sedan. The Sacramento car accident blocked three lanes of the traffic heading northbound. A caller reported the Tahoe as having spun out, after which it struck the center divider and could not be moved. The driver of the vehicle that crashed into the center divide was reported as injured, and paramedics transported them to a hospital for unknown injuries. It is unclear how the other vehicles became involved in the Sacramento vehicle spin out.

Madera County Fatality Crash

A Madera County fatality crash occurred on the morning of January 10 along Highway 41 just south of Yosemite Lakes. A woman was driving a 2008 Chevrolet along the highway when traffic ahead of her began to slow. The woman applied her brakes but, for unknown reasons, she lost control of her vehicle and entered the oncoming traffic lane. The right side of the Chevrolet collided with the front of a 2017 Ford driven by a 35-year-old Coarsegold woman. The impact of the collision caused the Chevrolet to overturn and come to a stop along the southbound lane. Medical personnel responding to the scene transported the Coarsegold woman and her 16-year-old passenger to a local hospital for treatment of injuries described as minor and moderate. Sadly, the Chevrolet driver was pronounced deceased at the scene. Officials have identified the decedent as 44-year-old Ma Duarte of Madera. Our thoughts and prayers are with the friends and family of Ms. Duarte in their time of loss and sorrow.

Common Major Auto Accident Injuries

Most people don’t expect to be involved in a car accident on any given day, especially in a small community like Georgetown where traffic is usually mild. However, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that well over two million people are hurt during car accidents in the United States every year. In California, the Department of Transportation reports that nearly 200,000 people are injured in car accidents annually. Auto accidents involve a lot of force and often happen at high speeds. Because of these factors, crashes are capable of leaving people with major injuries. Some of the most common serious injuries that car crash survivors suffer are detailed below.