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Sacramento Interstate Accident on I-80

A Sacramento interstate accident occurred in Sacramento at I-80 westbound just east of the Winters Street off-ramp on March 14, requiring an ambulance to be called for at least one person. According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), a Nissan Rogue, Toyota Highlander, and a Volkswagen Passat were involved in the collision shortly after 9:00 in the morning. The name of the injured person has not been released, and no information was provided on his or her condition.

Del Paso Heights Bicycle Accident

A Del Paso Heights bicycle accident happened on March 14, which left a cyclist in critical condition at a local hospital. The accident happened shortly before noon near Del Paso Boulevard and Palmer Street. According to the incident log by the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the man who was injured was riding a bicycle that was motorized when a driver in a dark sedan attempted to make a right turn, clipping the rider’s bike. The driver then left the scene of the accident without stopping to exchange information with the rider or offer assistance.

Two-Vehicle Accident in Carmichael

A Carmichael two-vehicle accident happened during the early evening hours along Marconi Avenue on March 13 that caused an injury requiring an ambulance. The car accident happened in front of the Carmichael Presbyterian Church shortly after 6:00 p.m. when a Honda Accord and a Smart car collided. According to a police report by the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the right lane was blocked for a short time by the accident. The extent of the injuries was not reported. The CHP is investigating the crash to determine fault and how it occurred. It is unknown at this time whether drugs or alcohol contributed to the Carmichael two-vehicle accident.

Olecranon Fracture in an Auto Accident

A fracture of the olecranon can occur in a car accident and can lead to severe complications. The olecranon is a small ring of bone that plays a crucial role in the function of the elbow. The olecranon is a piece of bone that is on the back of the ulna. At this location, the olecranon forms a notch. This notch is important because it joins the humerus (the bone of the upper arm) with the ulna (a bone of the wrist). When these two bones come together, they form the elbow. The elbow is a hinge joint that depends on the olecranon for its movement. Fractures of the olecranon can lead to problems moving the arm.

Front End Crash in Fair Oaks on Greenback Lane

A Fair Oaks front end crash occurred on March 13, 2019, that caused a major injury to one person. The accident happened at about 1:45 in the afternoon along Greenback Lane near the intersection of Hoffman Lane between a Toyota Corolla and Dodge truck, according to the California Highway Patrol report. The vehicles were left facing each other and blocked the center lane of traffic. Personnel with the Sacramento Fire Department arrived to medically assess those involved in the crash, where it was determined that one individual had suffered major injuries.

Multi-vehicle Collision in Citrus Heights

A multi-vehicle collision occurred in Citrus Heights on March 12, that involved six or seven vehicles and caused at least one injury. The accident happened shortly after 8:00 in the evening along Interstate 80 westbound, just west of the Antelope Road eastbound on-ramp. California Highway Patrol (CHP) officers arrived at the scene, which was described as blocking three out of four lanes. Debris was strewn across all lanes of the roadway from the collision. Although an ambulance was summoned to the accident site, no further information about the nature of the injury was given at the time of this report. In addition, tow trucks were required to remove at least some of the vehicles.

St. Patrick’s Day Drunk Driving Fatalities

St. Patrick’s Day is widely celebrated throughout the United States every year, with parties, parades and other festivities. However, like other holidays, it increases the risk of drunk drivers on the roadway and results in injuries and fatalities. Since almost 32.3 million people are of Irish descent in the United States, it is no wonder that it is a popular celebration. Unfortunately, it can be a deadly celebration also. Traffic accidents related to alcohol rise around St. Patrick’s Day, and since it falls on a Sunday this year, many people will start celebrating early.

Arbuckle Man Injured in Hit-and-Run

Authorities from California Highway Patrol (CHP) have stated in reports that a serious car accident took place on a local roadway on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. The crash reportedly involved one vehicle and a pedestrian. The pedestrian was identified as Robert L. Francis, a resident of Arbuckle. Francis was left with major injuries and was still in the custody of the Enloe Medical Center in Chico at the time of reporting. Hospital staff have not provided updates regarding his condition. CHP said that the driver of the vehicle left the scene of the crash and that officers are currently looking for the missing motorist.

North Highlands Intersection Crash

A March 11, North Highlands intersection crash occurred in the evening hours and involved two separate collisions in the same spot. The first accident happened shortly before 9:00 p.m. at Elkhorn Boulevard and Watt Avenue and involved a minivan, a Mitsubishi Eclipse, and a Honda sedan. Injuries were reported by a caller to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), and an ambulance was sent to the accident scene. At least one of the cars was blocking the roadway.

Carmichael Intersection Crash

A Carmichael intersection crash resulted in injuries on March 7, when a Toyota Prius and a Nissan collided. The accident happened at Manzanita Avenue and Coyle Avenue at about 3:00 in the afternoon and blocked the left turn lane to Palm Avenue westbound. The Prius was blocking the turn lane, while the other vehicle ended up on someone’s lawn. According to a representative of the California Highway Patrol (CHP), drunk or drugged driving may have contributed to the accident, and a phlebotomist was notified to take a blood sample to confirm this.