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Head-On Collision Ends in Major Injury for a Sacramento Resident

A head-on collision seriously injured a Sacramento resident recently along Highway 20. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) identified the injured man as 26-year-old Michael Ford, Jr. He reportedly suffered major injuries in the accident. Ford was airlifted to a nearby hospital for further evaluation and treatment. The other driver was uninjured in the crash. According to the CHP, neither drugs nor alcohol appears to have contributed to the accident.

Elderly Woman Injured in North Highlands Intersection Collision

A two-vehicle intersection collision that occurred on July 11 at Elkhorn Boulevard and Cantel Way left an elderly female lying on the ground and injured. The accident occurred at about 6:50 in the morning between Watt Avenue and Thomas Drive. The vehicles involved in the North Highlands intersection crash were described as a black minivan and a gray sedan. One of the vehicles ended up on the center divide. Authorities have not detailed the nature of the woman’s injuries at this time, although they were not life-threatening. The cause of the two-vehicle intersection collision is still under investigation. There is no word whether alcohol or drugs were involved.

North Highlands Hit and Run Accident

A hit and run accident with injuries occurred at the Madison Avenue and Hillsdale Boulevard intersection in North Highlands at 9:50 in the morning on July 11. A gray Nissan SUV was left blocking the right-hand lane of the intersection. The fleeing driver fled the scene in a Lamborghini Diablo SV. He was apprehended at 10:16 am. After a search of the Lamborghini concluded, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported that there were needles found in the vehicle. However, there is no word as to whether drugs were involved in the crash. The Lamborghini sustained damage to its rear and front end. Authorities speculated that the Lamborghini was probably in another traffic accident involving property damage at the Interstate 80 offramp for Andrea Boulevard and Greenback Lane. Authorities did not report on the nature of the injuries.

Truck Accident on Rio Vista Bridge Causes Traffic Backup

A truck accident with three other vehicles happened on State Route 12 as it bridges the Sacramento River. The crash, which caused injury to several people, happened at 5:43 p.m. on the Rio Vista Bridge. The accident affected traffic on the bridge in all directions. It was reported by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) that the tractor-trailer, which weighed 36,000 pounds, was in the middle of the bridge keeping traffic at a standstill for miles in all directions. One driver suggested that a motorist traveling southbound in the northbound lanes of S.R. 160, might have been a factor in the accident. All injured parties were taken to local hospitals for treatment. A heavy-duty tow truck was requested to remove the tractor-trailer from the accident site. At 6:40 p.m., there were five vehicles abandoned on the bridge as authorities searched for jurisdiction.  

Clearlake CHP Hosts Teen Driving Class

Young drivers are at risk of being involved in vehicle accidents, and local law enforcement is taking part in an education campaign to reduce that risk. The Clearlake Area California Highway Patrol (CHP) is hosting a class for young drivers on Thursday, July 25, 2019. Both parents and teens are invited to come and learn vital information about roadway safety aimed to help teenage drivers from suffering serious or even fatal injuries. The class is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. and lasts until 7:30 p.m. and takes place at 5700 Live Oak Drive in Kelseyville. According to CHP, the course is free to the public.

Two Injured in Merced County Head-On Collision

Two people were injured in a Merced County head-on collision on the afternoon of July 8, 2019. The accident occurred shortly after 4:40 p.m. along Ingomar Grade just south of Cottonwood Road. A 24-year-old Los Banos man was driving his 1994 Honda south on Ingomar Grade while a 60-year-old Delhi man was headed north in his 2006 Toyota. A preliminary report by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) suggested that the Honda driver made an unsafe turn, veered over the double yellow line, and collided head-on with the Toyota. The Toyota driver was reportedly pinned in his vehicle until emergency responders arrived at the scene to extricate him. The Honda driver suffered moderate injuries, and the Toyota driver’s injuries were described as major. Both drivers were airlifted to the hospital for treatment. Officials have not yet released an update regarding the conditions of the two drivers involved in the car accident.

Fleeing Driver Injures Pedestrian in Antelope

A fleeing driver left a 25-year-old woman facing multiple surgeries after a hit and run crash in Antelope. Terrilynn Collins was walking around town with her boyfriend looking at the firework displays when tragedy struck shortly before 2:00 a.m. on July 5. According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), she was struck by the hit and run driver as the couple was walking on the sidewalk on Palmerson Drive in Antelope. The driver also knocked down multiple poles. It was reported that the fleeing driver exited their SUV and briefly looked to see if their car was damaged before driving away. 

Neck Injury Sends Man to Hospital After Business 80 Crash

An Arden Arcade two-vehicle accident resulted in a neck injury to one person involved in the crash. The injured party was transported to Mercy Hospital for evaluation and treatment. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported that the recent accident happened at around 12:30 in the afternoon on Business 80 near the Arden Way off ramp. Both vehicles were blocking the middle lane of the road, which slowed traffic until the accident could be cleared. Emergency responders with the Sacramento Fire Department arrived at the scene to help evaluate injuries. 

California Drivers Ranked Third Worst in the US

California drivers have once again ranked number three as the worst in the country, according to a 2019 report released by SmartAsset. In some areas, California is proud to be number one, but this isn’t one of them. California drivers ranked number three in 2018, which was a significant increase over 2017 when it came in at the number eight spot. This year, Mississippi and Alabama had the dubious honor of taking the number one and two spots respectively as having the worst drivers. In 2018, the top spots were taken by Mississippi and Tennessee. 

Elderly Man Dies in Oakley Car Crash

A male in his 60’s passed away on Saturday, June 22, after being involved in a two-vehicle collision in Oakley. The deceased driver has been identified as 66-year old Sherman Tucker, an Oakley resident. Tucker was driving a van at the time of the incident when he crashed into another car, which left one person with injuries.