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Midtown Auto Accident in Sacramento Causes Injuries

A Midtown auto accident occurred in Sacramento on September 16, but a driver who attempted to flee was kept at the scene until police arrived. The accident was reported by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) along 20th Street around 8:30 in the evening when a pickup truck and Honda Accord collided, blocking southbound 20th Street. A person in the pickup truck was described as bleeding, and the vehicle they were riding in was emitting smoke. 

Injuries Reported in North Highlands Accident

A North Highlands accident on September 15 resulted in two persons being injured after three vehicles collided. The accident happened around 9:22 a.m. at the intersection of Watt Avenue and Larchmont Drive, according to the police log of the California Highway Patrol (CHP). Airbags in the vehicles deployed. However, the impact of the collision was enough that a tow truck had to be called to the scene of the North Highlands accident to remove one of those vehicles. Two people were transported by ambulance to Mercy San Juan Medical Center in Carmichael for further evaluation and treatment of their injuries. One person was reported to have suffered a knee injury as a result of the collision. 

Vehicular Accident at Intersection in Antelope

A vehicular accident in Antelope occurred on September 16 between a silver SUV and a Toyota Prius. The collision happened at the intersection of Elverta Road and Driver Way not far from The House of Chicken and Ribs. After the initial collision, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) that were at the scene of the accident said the Toyota Prius hit a pole, which remained upright. Responders said the airbags in the Prius deployed after impact. When police arrived, there were 10 young people standing near the pole, and it has not yet been confirmed if they were in any of the vehicles. Debris was scattered on the roadway, and cleanup crews were called to the scene. The second and third lanes were blocked for a short time due to the accident, and tow trucks arrived to remove at least one of the vehicles. Injuries were reported by authorities who were at the accident site. There is no word at this time whether the individuals involved in the vehicular accident were transported to the hospital. 

Lack of Highway Safety Repairs Adds to Fatal Tesla Crash

Regulators took transportation officials to task for not repairing highway safety barriers faster after reviewing a fatal Tesla Model X crash last March when the vehicle was on autopilot. According to a report by the National Transportation Safety Board, officials in California had not repaired the safety barrier along Highway 110, which had been damaged in an earlier accident. The second Mountain View collision killed Walter (Wei) Huang, an engineer employed by Apple, when his vehicle struck the same spot. 

Multiple-Vehicle Crash in North Highlands

A multiple-vehicle crash in North Highlands on September 10 along Madison Avenue caused an injury to one person. The accident happened around 6:00 p.m. along Madison just west of Hillsdale Boulevard, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP). The crash involved four vehicles, including two Toyota Camrys and a truck, and blocked the number one lane along westbound Madison. Emergency responders with the Sacramento Fire Department were called to the scene when it was reported that one party was unconscious in their vehicle. The hospital that person was taken to was not reported. The CHP is investigating the crash to determine how it occurred.

Two Transit Bus Passengers Injured in Sacramento Collision

A Sacramento Regional Transit bus was involved in a collision with another vehicle on September 10 shortly before 1:00 in the afternoon, which resulted in injuries to two passengers. The accident, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), occurred along Fulton Avenue southbound just north of Alta Arden Expressway in the area of Arden Arcade. The driver of a Mitsubishi was backing onto Fulton Avenue from a local business when they were involved in a collision with the bus. The two people who were injured were transported to a local hospital by ambulance. The cause of the transit bus accident is under investigation by the CHP to determine why it happened.

Child Passenger Safety Week

Correctly installed child car seats are the first line of defense when it comes to protecting your child on the road. According to SafeKids.org, a child safety seat that is properly installed and used can bring down the incidence of fatal injuries for infants by 71 percent, for toddlers by 54 percent, and for kids between 4 to 8 years by 45 percent.

Motor Vehicle Collision on Interstate 5

A motor vehicle collision involving four vehicles on September 10 along northbound Interstate 5 resulted in the hospitalization of one person. The accident happened just north of Fruitridge Road near the Sutterville Road off-ramp at about 8:22 in the morning, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP). The accident blocked the number one and two lanes during rush hour, which caused traffic problems until it was cleared around 10:00 a.m. The injured party was transported by medical personnel with the Sacramento Fire Department to Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento Medical Center for evaluation and treatment. 

Bicycle Rider injured in Accident in Carmichael

On September 10, a bicycle rider was injured in a traffic collision with a motorist along Mission Avenue in Carmichael. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported that the accident happened just south of Ulysses Drive after 8:00 in the morning and involved the driver of a Chevy Malibu. Emergency responders with the Sacramento Fire Department arrived to offer assistance to the bicycle rider and evaluate the injuries the bicyclist sustained. 

Multiple Vehicle Accident in Sacramento

A multiple vehicle accident in Sacramento resulting in an injury occurred on September 9 along State Route 51. The accident happened along the southbound side of SR 51 just south of the J Street off-ramp at around 5:30 p.m. The vehicles reported in the accident were a Dodge Challenger, Audi, Toyota Corolla, two pickups and an SUV, which ended up blocking the number two-lane. Tow trucks were required to remove the Toyota and Audi. It was determined by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) that the Audi was an unregistered vehicle. The use of drugs or alcohol was suspected as contributing to the accident, and Central Valley Toxicology was contacted. One of those involved in the collision had a complaint of pain, and emergency responders arrived at the accident site to determine the extent of their injury.