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Sacramento Drunk Driver

A Sacramento drunk driver may have been a factor in an accident along Jackson Road that occurred on November 15, when two cars collided. An ambulance was called to the scene of the crash for unknown injuries, and two individuals were trapped for a time in their vehicle. The collision is under investigation by the California Highway Patrol (CHP), who will determine what led to the wreck and to place fault.

Sacramento Drunk Driver Details

Elk Grove Injury Accident

An Elk Grove injury accident happened on November 15 when a vehicle, for unknown reasons, ran off the road. According to a representative of the Elk Grove Police Department, the driver had injuries that were life-threatening and was transported to the hospital for further evaluation and treatment. No information has been released on the identity of the driver or the nature of his or her injuries at the time of this report.

Details of the Elk Grove Injury Accident

Manteca Major Injury Accident

A car accident along North Main Street in Manteca left one driver with major injuries on November 14, 2018. The accident occurred at approximately 10:00 p.m. along the 700 block of North Main Street. A vehicle exiting the Burger King parking lot along the eastern side of North Main Street was struck by a speeding Honda Civic driven by a 22-year-old man. The impact of the collision propelled the Honda across the roadway and caused the vehicle to collide with a pole. The engine of the Honda was ejected upon impact and landed approximately 100 feet away from the scene near the intersection of North Main Street and West Edison Avenue. Emergency personnel responding to the accident transported the Honda driver to a hospital for treatment of major injuries. An update regarding the conditions of the two drivers involved has not yet been released by officials.

Car Accidents and Speeding

Ankle Dislocation in a Car Crash

Driving a motor vehicle provides many people with freedom and independence. However, driving also comes with a tremendous amount of responsibility. An auto accident can ensue at any time, and even minor accidents could lead to serious injuries. According to some statistics released by the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA):

  • In 2016, there were close to 34,500 car accidents that resulted in one or more fatalities.

Septum Rupture Injuries —A car accident can happen at any time, and some injuries that people suffer in a collision could end up being fatal. The United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) and the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) release statistics on car accidents every year. Recently, some of these included:
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Sacramento Vehicle Crash — Multiple cars and an 18 wheeler were involved in a major Sacramento vehicle crash along Interstate 80 on November 14, resulting in at least one injury. The numbers one, two and three lanes were blocked for about forty minutes during rush hour, bringing traffic to a standstill. The accident was reported by the California Highway Patrol (CHP), which is in charge of the investigation into the crash to determine its cause. It is unknown at this time whether alcohol or drugs were a factor in the accident.

Sacramento Vehicle Crash Details

According to a CHP report, the collision, which involved five to six vehicles, occurred at about 8:20 in the morning along westbound I-80, just west of the Norwood Avenue off-ramp in North Sacramento. A Ford Mustang, other unidentified vehicles, and an 18 wheeler were involved. Emergency medical personnel with the Sacramento Fire Department were summoned to the accident site to investigate an injury to at least one person who was experiencing severe neck pain.

Stomach Injuries Following Car Accidents — Car accidents are a risk whenever someone gets behind the wheel. However, some accidents are more serious than others. When one of the injured individuals is a child, the stakes are significantly higher. According to an article published in the New York Times:

  • The most common reason why a child under the age of 15 is killed is a car accident.
  • Between the 2010 and 2014, about 11 children per week were killed in car accidents.

Accident Injures Three Near Merced — A car accident in an unincorporated area just outside Merced left three parties injured on November 15, 2018. The crash happened shortly after 5:00 in the evening near the intersection of Business Park Way and Santa Fe Drive. A Merced man was driving a Ford pickup truck westbound along Santa Fe Drive when an eastbound Chevrolet Equinox turned left and crashed into the truck. The Chevrolet driver, identified as an Atwater woman, and her two passengers all complained of pain following the accident. The two passengers remained at the scene while the Chevrolet driver was taken to the Mercy Medical Center for treatment. An update regarding her condition has not yet been released by officials.

Intersection Accidents

Some of the most frequent crashes that occur are those at intersections. According to the Federal Highway Administration, roughly 2.5 million intersection accidents occur each year. Of all traffic collisions, intersection accidents comprise 40 percent of these crashes. Since intersection accidents can lead to catastrophic consequences, drivers are obligated to exercise a great duty of care at intersections to limit their risk of a collision.

Stockton Car Accident Fatality — A head-on collision in Stockton claimed the life of a man on November 15, 2018. The accident occurred shortly before 11:30 in the evening along Eight Mile Road in the vicinity of Stony Gorge Drive. A preliminary report by the Stockton Police Department suggested that one of the vehicles involved had overturned several times. Sadly, the driver of the overturned vehicle was pronounced deceased at the scene by emergency responders. His identity has not yet been released due to pending notification of family members.

I would like to extend my condolences to the loved ones of the victim during this difficult time.

Details of the Stockton Car Accident Fatality

Risk of a Repeat ACL Tear — Sports is an excellent way for children to learn the importance of commitment and a fantastic way for adults to stay in shape. Unfortunately, there are also numerous injuries that people can sustain while playing contact and non-contact sports. Recently, football and soccer have spent a lot of time in the spotlight due to the risk of concussions; however, this is far from the only injury that people could sustain while playing sports. Knee injuries are a huge problem as well. Not only could knee injuries sideline an athlete for an extended period of time but they might even lead to mobility problems down the road. According to statistics that have been published by Classic Rehabilitation:
  • The second most common cause of chronic pain is actually knee pain.
  • About 33% of all Americans report experiencing some form of knee pain at some point in their life.