Articles Posted in Car accident

Berkeley Pedestrian Injuries Leaves Two Women in Critical Condition

Berkeley pedestrian injuries occurred when two women were out walking shortly after midnight on January 4. According to police, both are in critical condition after the accident and are being treated at an area hospital. The driver, a Berkeley resident, 81, stayed at the accident scene and cooperated with police in the investigation. No arrest was made in the incident, which is being investigated by authorities with the Berkeley Police Department as to cause.

Sacramento Traffic Accident Involves Seven Vehicles

A Sacramento traffic accident occurred during the morning hours of January 8 that resulted in a call for two ambulances and multiple tow trucks to clear the scene. Because of the collision, which involved at least seven vehicles, part of the northbound lanes on Bradshaw Road were closed south of California State Route 16. Alternate routes of travel were advised for those driving in the area to avoid a backup in traffic.

Dangerous Truck Part Recall by Ford

A dangerous truck part recall involving almost 900,000 vehicles was issued recently by Ford Motor Company. It followed the discovery of a faulty heater cable in the engine block in F-150 and Super Duty models. The faulty heater cable could start a vehicle fire, according to the automaker. However, the risk exists when the heater cable is plugged in and the vehicle parked. The company reported that they had received three reports of fires in Ford trucks due to this splice connector, and only one caused minor damages. Ford said they didn’t believe any accidents or injuries had occurred due to the defective part but were issuing a dangerous truck part recall anyway. 

Sacramento Motorist Head Injury

A Sacramento motorist head injury occurred on January 2 following a collision with another vehicle along U.S. Route 50. The accident was reported shortly before 6:00 pm along westbound U.S. 50 just east of the Mather Field Road north onramp. The number two lane was blocked by the crash. The driver, described as a male in his 60s, was able to move the Mercedes he was driving to the Chevron station nearby at Folsom and Mather, where he waited for authorities and medical personnel to arrive.

Ceres Major Injury Accident

A Ceres major injury accident occurred on January 3 at the intersection of Service Road and Mitchell Road. The collision occurred shortly after 7:30 in the evening and involved a Nissan Sentra and Honda Accord. The driver of the Honda reportedly fled the scene on foot, leaving the five injured occupants of the Nissan behind. Three of the five injured parties were adults who sustained mild to moderate injuries in the crash. The other two, identified as two young brothers ages 8 and 9, suffered serious injuries. The two children were transported via air ambulance to the UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento for treatment. Fortunately, the two young boys were listed in stable condition the following morning.

Elk Grove Collision Results in Major Injury

An Elk Grove collision between two vehicles occurred shortly after 3:00 p.m. recently along Dierssen Road that resulted in a major injury to one person. The area of Dierssen Road was between the West Side Freeway and north of Twin Cities Road. Major damage was reported to at least one of the vehicles, which required the assistance of a tow truck to remove it from the accident site. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) will be handling the investigation into the cause of the auto accident and to place fault. No further information has been released by authorities on the condition of the person who was injured or their identity.

Sacramento Major Intersection Collision

A Sacramento major intersection collision occurred shortly before 7:00 in the evening at Power Inn Road and Scottsdale Drive when two vehicles collided. One of the two vehicles was emitting smoke from the engine, and flames were seen as it became engulfed. Only one vehicle was identified. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported that it was a Chevy SparkAn ambulance was summoned to transport one individual, who was described as having major injuries.

Uterine Prolapse Following an Auto Accident

Car accidents are a major cause of both injuries and fatalities across the world. Unfortunately, despite the significant attention paid to safety and motor vehicles, collisions still occur. These accidents can lead to injuries that might impact victims for the rest of their life. Based on information that has been published by the World Health Organization, some of the statistics related to auto accidents and their associated injuries include:

A Study: Fatigue While Driving

Many people feel tired in the morning and, perhaps, need a cup of coffee (or two) to wake up. Some people might even feel groggy when they get in their car to drive to work. While many people accept this as a reality of the morning commute, this actually places other people on the road at risk. When people are tired, they don’t react as quickly to changing road conditions. They might even fall asleep behind the wheel altogether, causing them to lose control of their vehicle. According to statistics that have been published by Sleep Education:

What to Do After Traumatic Collisions

Although it may seem unlikely that you will be involved in a crash, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that millions of Americans are hurt in collisions each year. Crashes can be confusing and the adrenaline involved in surviving one can make it difficult to think about the situation clearly. However, knowing the right steps to take after being involved in an accident can be vitally important to your health and can also help ensure that you receive fair compensation for your damages. Knowing what to do after a car accident before-hand can help you be sure of yourself in a stressful situation. The following blog contains useful information about how to protect yourself and gather evidence at the scene of an accident.