Articles Posted in Personal Injury

Redding Collision Injures Motorized Wheelchair Driver

Redding Police Department (RPD) officers reported a serious auto accident on Monday, January 14, 2018. The crash involved a passenger vehicle and a pedestrian who had been using an electric wheelchair. Officials who responded to the accident said that the pedestrian, identified as 54-year-old Redding man Genaro Maravilla, received serious injuries during the incident. The most recent reports stated that Maravilla was in the care of a local hospital where his condition was listed as critical.

Blunt Traumatic Brain Injury

The injuries that someone can suffer in a traumatic accident vary widely in their severity. While some people might escape an auto accident without a single scratch, other people can sustain life-threatening injuries. One of these is a traumatic brain injury (TBI). For those who do not know, a TBI develops following a blow to the head that adversely impacts the function of the brain. These can lead to lifelong complications that family members and friends have to learn how to handle. A blow to the head can be categorized as either a blunt traumatic brain injury or a penetrating traumatic brain injury. Unfortunately, these injuries are actually quite common. Based on statistics that have been published by American Speech Hearing and Language Association:

Two Injured in Brentwood Intersection Collision

Three cars were involved in a Brentwood collision on Sunday evening, January 13. The accident, which took place at the intersection of Marsh Creek Road and Walnut Boulevard, was believed to have been caused by one driver that ran a red light. Emergency responders were dispatched to the scene and assisted in transferring two injured people to nearby medical centers for treatment. No fatalities were reported.

New Parking Garage in Roseville Requires Repairs

City officials announced in June last year that the new parking structure for Oak Street in Roseville was officially complete. However, just six months later the eight-story-tall monolith has been damaged at the top level of the structure. The city took action by placing sandbags and various other preventive measures to alleviate the damage. Moving forward, the structure is partially closed during renovations.

Modesto Serious Motorcycle Crash

A Modesto serious motorcycle crash occurred on the afternoon of January 8 along Briggsmore Avenue in the vicinity of Lakewood Avenue. A 32-year-old Modesto man was riding his Yamaha motorcycle west along Briggsmore Avenue when he reportedly lost control of his bike and crashed at approximately 1:00 in the afternoon. The man was separated from the Yamaha in the accident. The impact of the collision also caused the gas tank of the motorcycle to rupture and catch fire. Crews from the Modesto Fire Department were called to the scene to extinguish the flames from the burning bike. Medical personnel transported the injured rider to a local hospital for treatment of serious injuries, including extensive road rash. Officials have not yet released an update regarding his condition.

Fresno Bus Accident Injures Three

A bus accident in northeast Fresno on January 10 sent three parties to hospitals for treatment of traumatic injuries. The incident occurred shortly before 4:00 in the afternoon at the intersection of Cedar Avenue and Alluvial Avenue. The collision involved a Fresno Area Express (FAX) bus, Mercedes-Benz SUV, GMC Yukon, Acura TL, and a Chevrolet Traverse. Officials said the driver of a FAX bus was distracted by one of the four passengers on board and ran a red light, resulting in a multi-vehicle collision. One child and one adult on the FAX bus were taken to a local hospital for treatment. One of the other drivers involved in the crash was also transported to a hospital for treatment. An update regarding the conditions of those injured in the accident has not yet been released by officials.

January 2019 Elk Grove Community Event Calendar

This month is going to be one to remember in Elk Grove. One of the many defining features of Elk Grove is the livelihood of the community. You can always count on seeing groups of people coming together for their shared interests. Some people are connected through their appreciation for fine art, some share hobbies that have transformed into a deep-rooted passion and lifetime commitment, and others share mutual perspectives that define their lifestyles. These types of mutual connections are formed more often than you would think. If you can’t remember the last time you met a new person with similar interests as yourself, go out into town this month and make it happen! Below are some free upcoming activities in Elk Grove.

Head-On Crash Near Crescent City Severely Injures One

Recent California Highway Patrol (CHP) reports state that a collision took place near Crescent City during the night of Sunday, January 6, 2019. The accident involved two vehicles which struck each other head-on while traveling on a local highway during the early hours of the night. An injured man was taken to a hospital to be given emergency treatment. However, he has not been identified by local authorities, and updates on his condition have not been reported by medical officials. CHP officers say they are currently looking into possible crash factors to determine what caused the collision.

Complications of a Colles Fracture

Whenever someone gets behind the wheel of a car, it is essential to place safety first. An auto accident can occur at any time, and these collisions have the potential to lead to serious injuries and even death. One of the most common injuries that people suffer in a motor vehicle accident is a bone fracture. Like the accidents themselves, bone fractures can also range widely in their severity. According to statistics that were recently published in the Journal of Trauma:

Fresno Motorcycle Accidents

Riding a motorcycle can be a great way to get around. Whether or not you are taking a ride through the Sierra Nevadas for pleasure or using your bike to get where you need to go on a regular basis, motorcyclists get to enjoy the benefits of fresh air and reduced gas prices. However, it is well known that riding a motorcycle also comes with the risk of being seriously injured in the event of an accident. Because motorcyclists don’t have the same protection that vehicle occupants do, crashes that would have otherwise been minor can have severe consequences. While avoiding an accident isn’t always possible, motorcyclists in Fresno can increase their safety by learning about motorcycle accidents in their city.