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Woman Survives Serious Napa Crash

California Highway Patrol (CHP) officers reported that a 20-year-old woman survived an extremely dangerous accident in Napa County on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. Officials say that the woman was left with serious, but not life-threatening injuries after her vehicle plunged 450 feet off of a cliff and struck a patch of trees. The trees reportedly stopped her vehicle from falling another 800 feet. The latest reports indicated that the woman was in custody of the Queen of the Valley Medical Center, where medics say she is in “stable condition.”

Treatment of a Comminuted Bone Fracture

A comminuted bone fracture is a severe injury that could lead to permanent complications if it is not treated appropriately. Bone fractures can be classified in multiple ways. These classifications are important because they dictate the treatment process. Some of the most important factors to consider when organizing a bone fracture include:

What is a Coup-Contrecoup Traumatic Brain Injury?

A coup-contrecoup traumatic brain injury is a severe head injury that could lead to lifelong complications. In this type of TBI, an impact occurs on one side of the skull. This blow to the head causes the brain to slam into the skull on the other side. This means that the brain suffers damage in two separate locations. There are many ways in which someone might suffer a coup-contrecoup traumatic brain injury. These include:

Decreasing Pedestrian Deaths

Pedestrian deaths are on the rise nationwide and have climbed to their highest level in three decades. Explanations of why this happens place the fault on the use of cell phones by both the driver and the pedestrian. This seems to be only part of the overall problem. The number of people who walk to work has increased, especially in urban areas. If more people are walking, it stands to reason that more deaths will occur. Even with increased numbers, one way to stay safer is by using crosswalks. However, new crosswalk laws went into effect in 2018, and many Californians are unaware of them. Let’s look at why more pedestrian deaths are occurring, and review crosswalk laws in the state.   

Napa County Crash Leads to DUI Arrest

Three people were injured and taken to the hospital after a single-vehicle car accident that took place in Napa County on Sunday, May 19, 2019. California Highway Patrol (CHP) officials said that they suspect the accident was caused by driving under the influence and have placed the driver of the involved vehicle under arrest. While all three individuals involved in the accident were hospitalized, police reported that their injuries were not life-threatening. The collision remains under investigation by CHP.

Two Stockton Residents Killed in Rollover Accident

Two Stockton residents were killed in a rollover accident in Sacramento County on May 19, 2019. The incident occurred shortly after 12:30 a.m. along Sheldon Lake Drive, a short distance from the intersection of Sunrise Boulevard and Grant Line Road. The car wreck involved a 2016 Toyota Avalon that was traveling eastbound along Sheldon Lake Drive and drifted off the roadway for unknown reasons. The vehicle overturned several times before coming to a rest on its roof. The occupants in the car, identified as a male motorist and female passenger, suffered fatal injuries in the collision. Officials have identified the decedents as 63-year-old Eddie Foster and 65-year-old Beverly Foster, both residents of Stockton. I would like to take the time to express my sincere sympathy to the loved ones of the decedents in their time of loss.

What is Diffuse Axonal Injury?

Diffuse axonal injury (DAI) is a severe brain injury that can occur following a traumatic accident. The brain has separate areas of white matter and grey matter. In DAI, these regions are damaged. In severe cases, it could even leave people with permanent, irreparable neurological damage. Some of the most common mechanisms of DAI include:

One Killed in Stanislaus County Crash

One person was killed in a Stanislaus County crash on the afternoon of May 19, 2019. The car accident occurred at approximately 3:00 p.m. along Highway 132 at Hayward Road, just east of La Grange. The collision involved two cars, one described in the California Highway Patrol (CHP) report as a newer-model blue sedan and the other as a blue Subaru. Dispatchers were notified that one of the vehicles caught fire which spread to a nearby field. Four people were transported to a hospital in Turlock while one other was airlifted to a hospital in Modesto. The Stanislaus County Coroner’s Office was called to the scene shortly after the accident and confirmed one person was killed. Officials have said that the identity of the deceased person will be made available after their family has been notified. We would like to take the time to send our condolences to the friends and family of the decedent in their time of loss.