Almost five years ago, construction commenced on the I-80 freeway in Sacramento County. The area of construction is generally located in Natomas and North Sacramento. The project’s purpose is to repair existing roadways and add carpool lanes. So, why on earth is it taking so long?
Davis Community Events this Weekend
Looking to get out in nature to enjoy this nice fall weather? Pack a lunch, lace up your shoes, and visit the UC Davis Arboretum this weekend!
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.
Trucking accidents are often responsible for major injuries and fatalities, in large part due to the size and enormous momentum of the vehicles involved, especially fully-loaded trucks. Sacramento truck accidents are more common in large part because of the area’s location at the intersection of major north-south freeways like Interstate-5 and State Highway 99 with major east-west highways such as Interstate-80 and U.S. Highway 50. It’s proximity to the major Port of Oakland as well as the Port of Sacramento itself, but even more large semi-trucks on the area’s roads.
Accidents just in recent months include:
Sadly, serious traffic accidents occur all the time. One tragic Sacramento car accident occurred recently that included two fatalities and several injuries in a single family. A Hyundai Santa Fe driver failed to stop at a stop sign, striking a Chrysler Town and Country, propelling it across the Alta Arden Expressway, and colliding with a Toyota Sienna, traveling the opposite direction. Another recent collision in South Sacramento happened when a teenager apparently drove a Dodge Challenger at more than 100 miles per hour, striking a pickup truck and causing the death of the pickup’s two occupants.
But even much less dramatic Sacramento car accidents can result in serious injuries or even death. The California State Office of Traffic Safety has collected statistics showing particular problems for the Sacramento area for drunk driving, with Sacramento ranking 4th out of 13 major urban areas in the State for alcohol-involved accidents and 3rd out of 13 urban areas for collisions resulting from underage drinking. Sacramento was also 5th out of 13 cities for hit-and-run incident percentages.
Fatal Crash in Natomas
On Tuesday, August 18th there was a police pursuit that ended in one fatality. Prior to the event, police and an air unit were called to investigate reports of a shooting in the 2600 block of Stonecreek Drive in Natomas, CA where a man was reported to have fired off shots from a rifle while in a dispute with neighbors. It was also reported that the suspect fled the scene by a vehicle that was driven by a female driver.
Fracture of the Lower Tibia
The tibia is one of the main supporting long bones in the lower extremity. It is part of the knee joint, the lower leg, and the ankle joint and can be fracture with a direct blow to the tibia, a fall that compresses the tibia, or a motor vehicle accident in which the tibia receives a high velocity force applied to it during the crash.