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Watt Ave. Collision in Sacramento After Driver Runs Red Light

Watt Ave. Collision in Sacramento After Driver Runs Red Light

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento auto accident attorney. A mid-morning collision on August 10 between two vehicles on Watt Avenue in North Sacramento resulted in injuries after one of the cars ran a red light. According to a representative of the California Highway Patrol (CHP), injuries were reported in the collision and paramedics were called to assess those who were hurt. It is unknown at this time whether the injured persons were treated at the scene or transported for further evaluation to a nearby hospital.

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Eureka Crash Kills Pedestrian
Eureka Crash Kills Pedestrian

I’m Ed Smith, a Eureka car accident lawyer. Area officials have stated that one pedestrian was fatally injured as the result of an accident that occurred just outside of Eureka. The accident reportedly took place on Highway 101 during the night of Saturday, August 4, 2018. The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office has stated that they will release the identity of the pedestrian after a positive identification report and family notification. My condolences are sent out to the family of the pedestrian who lost his life in this tragic accident as they grieve the loss of their friend and family member.

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6 Car Pileup on Hwy 99 in Sacramento Caused by Drunk Driver

Six-Vehicle Pileup in Sacramento Caused by Drunk Driver

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento car accident lawyer. A six-vehicle pileup along Highway 99 on August 6, 2018, brought traffic moving southbound to a standstill. One driver was arrested for driving while intoxicated, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP). The drunk driver was involved in the initial collision with one other car, and the other four vehicles crashed into them about one minute later, resulting in injuries.

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Hit and Run Driver Abandons Car in North Highlands

Hit and Run Driver Abandons Car in North Highlands

I’m Ed Smith, a North Highlands car accident lawyer. A hit and run collision on August 6 along eastbound Interstate 80 left one person with injuries while the driver that caused the accident took off running. According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), traffic was backed up for about half an hour while the accident was cleared. A message from the CHP was delivered to air operations to look for the driver. It has not yet been reported whether the hit and run driver was apprehended.

What Happened

Driver Dead After Single Vehicle Collision in Sacramento

Driver Dead After Single Vehicle Collision in Sacramento

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento car accident lawyer.  An August 7 single-vehicle collision cost the life of one man when his vehicle veered off Roseville Road. The man, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP) was going to work at the time of the collision. Although the accident is under investigation and reports of the reason it happened are conflicting, why the man’s vehicle went off the road is unknown at this time. I would like to offer my condolences to the family and friends of the decedent in their time of profound sorrow. 

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Grass Valley Man Dies in DUI Collision

Grass Valley Man Dies in DUI Collision

I’m Ed Smith, a Grass Valley car accident lawyer. Local authorities reported that one individual was fatally injured during a collision that took place on Highway 20 during the night of Saturday, August 5, 2018. California Highway Patrol (CHP) officers who assisted in responding to the crash reported that the accident only involved one vehicle and that the driver was arrested on charges related to driving under the influence. County officials have identified the fatally injured vehicle passenger as Dylan Shively, a 35-year-old man and Grass Valley resident. My thoughts and sympathy are with Shively’s mourning loved ones during this difficult time.

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Wrong Way Accident in Sacramento Sends Four to Hospital

Wrong Way Accident in Sacramento Sends Four to Hospital

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento car accident lawyer. A wrong way driver caused a traffic collision on August 7 along eastbound Interstate 80 that resulted in multiple injuries in North Sacramento. Four individuals were hospitalized. According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), it took about an hour and a half to clear the highway for traffic. The incident was reported by a caller who said that they saw the vehicle get on the freeway when the driver entered from the off ramp.

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Stricter Fuel Standards May Cause More Auto Accidents

Stricter Fuel Standards May Cause More Auto Accidents

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Car Accident Lawyer. Cars getting better gas mileage is more of a curse rather than a blessing, according to the Trump Administration. They argue that better gas mileage would result in more people on the road, therefore, they would be exposed to higher levels of risk. This argument is meant to justify freezing Obama-era toughening of fuel standards. Transportation experts debate these claims, which were contained in a proposal draft prepared by the administration this summer. Additionally, draft excerpts obtained by the Associated Press reveal the administration’s plan to dispute California’s long-running authority to enact its own, stricter fuel and pollution standards. Revisions for the mileage requirements from 2021 – 2026 are still a work in progress, according to the administration, and changes might be made prior to the proposal’s public release. It’s possible that the release may happen as soon as this week.

Out with the Old, In with the New

Developing PTSD after a Car Accident

Developing PTSD after a Car Accident

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Car Accident Lawyer. People who have been involved in car accidents understand that the experience can be extremely traumatic. While there is the potential for someone to develop numerous injuries, along with property damage, some of the most serious wounds aren’t entirely visible. Some people who have been involved in road traffic crashes can develop post-traumatic stress disorder, also known as PTSD.

What is PTSD?

Dislodged Section of Highway Causes Traffic Problems

Dislodged Section of Highway Causes Traffic Problems

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento car accident lawyer. Traffic was halted and a number of vehicles damaged on August 1 when a large piece of pavement came loose along Interstate 5. According to a representative of the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the piece of the roadway was a section measuring two to three feet and became dislodged in lane number three northbound at Richards Boulevard. The incident report released by the CHP stated that while drivers tried to get out of the way of the asphalt chunk and pothole it created, between 10 and 15 vehicles suffered flat fires and might have sustained other damage.

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