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As a Citrus Heights Accident lawyer, I’m often asked if there any especially bad intersections where I tend to see a lot of accidents.

There are several intersections that jump out. Some dangerous Citrus Heights intersections statistics show Greenback Lane and Sunrise Boulevard is the most likely place to get into an accident in Citrus Heights. There were some 32 accidents near that intersection or near Sunrise Mall in the past three years.

Another hotspot is the corner of Sunrise Boulevard and Antelope road where there have been 28 accidents during the past 3 years.

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Yuba City Power Restoration After Rainy Day Collision

PG&E has restored power for over 1,600 customers after Monday’s outage. The cause of this outage was linked to a broken power line after a vehicle collided with a pole. The driver of the vehicle was said to be traveling at an unsafe speed for rainy conditions.

school walkDid you know that there is a local program concerned solely with Sacramento pedestrian safety?   It is known as WALKSacramento and one of its accomplishments is that it has succeeding in bringing what is known as “Safe Routes” to area schools, increasing the likelihood that our children make it to school on foot safely and without incident.

In recent years, the number of children that walk or bike to school has decreased significantly.  The Safe Routes to School program (which is national) is designed to reverse that trend by providing safe and convenient routes for kids to get to school without the use of a motorized vehicle.

Natomas Fatal Crash on Levee Road

A Recent fatality involving two vehicles that left 5 people injured and one person dead. This happened on the Elverta and  Levee road just East of Highway 99 which is a popular short- cut for lots of Natomas residents. This roadway, however, can be very dangerous as many people drive at accelerated speeds. The road here is long and narrow with one lane of traffic coming in each direction. Caution should be used when driving this stretch of roadway as it can be dangerous. It was not clear at the time of this accident what caused the two vehicles to hit head on or if speed was a factor.

What is Kinematics?

Kinematics comes from the Greek word “kuma” or “kumat”, which means movement. It is the study of movement without regard to the forces or masses involved. Trauma is all about movement as all trauma, whether it be blunt or penetration trauma, involves the phenomenon of movement.

Multiple Trauma

High-velocity trauma is a major cause of death among those aged 18-44 years of age throughout the world.  Many die from blunt trauma (80 percent), especially in those aged 34 and under.  These types of injuries have cost the US $75 billion USD in lost income alone each year.

road workSacramento’s “Across the Top” project is adding carpool lanes and repaving the highway.  It has been in progress since 2011 and is projected to be completed sometime in 2016.  The project runs for 10 miles from the Sacramento River Bridge east to Watt Avenue.  The project caused a large shift in traffic last year and during that time the California Highway Patrol reported a substantial increase in automobile accidents as follows:

July 2013: 13 accidents compared to 30 accidents in July 2014