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Dodge Challenger Fares Poorly in Crash Tests

Dodge Challenger is one of the most deadly cars on the road, according to research by iSeeCars.com, an automotive ranking firm. While the Nissan Versa is next in the queue, the Dodge Challenger tops the list. In short, it has two times the number of fatal accidents than any other car in its category. Its rate of deadly accidents is 18.3, compared to 8.7 for the Versa. To get a clear understanding of why the Challenger and similar types of vehicles are so deadly, let’s peer into the world of safety as it pertains to this class of vehicles. We’ll also check out the vehicles that are more deadly in one part of the country compared to other geographical areas nationwide. If you are in the Sacramento – Stockton – Modesto area, you might want to pay attention.

Sacramento Resident in Rio Linda Fatal Collision

A fatal collision between a bicycle and a minivan occurred in Rio Linda on May 12. It happened at the intersection of Elkhorn Boulevard and Cherry Lane at about 7:20 p.m., according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP) – North Sacramento division. The deceased, who was pronounced dead at the scene, was identified only as a 59-year-old male from Sacramento. The coroner’s office said it will release the name of the bicyclist once the family has been notified. I would like to take this opportunity to offer my condolence to the family and friends of the decedent.

Injuries Reported in Stockton Pedestrian Accident

Injuries were reported after a recent Stockton pedestrian accident. The incident occurred shortly before 8:20 a.m. near West Lane and Bourbon Street. The motorist of a pickup reportedly collided with a pedestrian in the area. Officials reported that the driver stayed at the scene and cooperated with investigators. Unfortunately, the pedestrian was transported to the hospital for treatment of serious injuries. An update regarding the pedestrian’s condition has not yet been released by officials.

Man Killed in Stockton Pedestrian Accident

A man was killed in a recent Stockton pedestrian accident. The incident occurred shortly after 5:00 in the morning along East Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. A pedestrian attempted to cross the street when he was hit by an eastbound Ford Explorer SUV in the No. 1 Lane. The motorist stayed at the scene and cooperated with authorities conducting the investigation. The pedestrian was transported to the hospital where he was later pronounced deceased. The San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office has identified the decedent as Candido Gomez, a 55-year-old resident of Stockton. I would like to send my healing thoughts and prayers to the loved ones of Mr. Gomez in their time of loss.

Three Killed in Attempted Hit-and-Run

Tragedy struck on Saturday, May 4, 2019, when three family members lost their lives after their home was struck by a vehicle. The accident took place in Knight’s Landing, a small community between Woodland and Yuba City. Officers of California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported that they suspect the driver of the vehicle involved in the accident was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash. Additionally, reports state that the driver attempted to flee the scene of the accident, but was not successful.

Two Injured in Stockton Motorcycle Accident

Two parties were injured in a Stockton motorcycle accident on the morning of April 30, 2019. The incident occurred shortly after 6:30 a.m. in the area of Walker Lane and Main Street. A Ford pickup was headed westbound along Main Street while a Suzuki motorcycle was traveling eastbound. For unknown reasons, the truck and the bike collided head-on. The driver of the Ford suffered minor injuries. It is unknown whether the Ford motorist was hospitalized for their injuries. The rider of the Suzuki was transported to the hospital for treatment of serious injuries. An update regarding the condition of the biker has not yet been released by the California Highway Patrol (CHP).

Carmichael Crosswalk Accident

A Carmichael crosswalk accident happened on April 27 that left a teenage boy riding a bicycle with major injuries. The accident happened along Fair Oaks Boulevard close to Palm Drive at around 8:40 in the evening. The injury to the boy, 15, occurred when a Volkswagen Jetta, that was traveling north, ran through a red traffic light, striking the boy. The impact of the collision threw the young man off his bicycle where he collided with the Volkswagen’s windshield.

Fleeing Driver Abandons Injured Bicycle Rider

A Sacramento bicycle rider, who was struck by a fleeing driver on April 27, was taken to a local hospital bleeding and unconscious. It was reported by the Sacramento Police Department that the bicyclist had suffered a head injury. The accident occurred at about 2:00 in the morning at T Street and Alhambra Boulevard. The accident investigation is ongoing by local police. However, so far the vehicle has not been identified, and no witnesses to the crash have come forward.

Teen Seriously Hurt During Orland Area Crash

California Highway Patrol (CHP) authorities reported that three people suffered injuries in a crash outside of Orland on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. According to reports, one of the three injured people, identified as a 14-year-old, was left with serious trauma. The accident involved two vehicles and took place in a rural location Southeast of Orland. The latest reports available stated that the injured 14-year-old was in the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Traffic Collision Results in Bicyclist’s Death

A traffic collision in Sacramento left one bicyclist dead on Elder Creek Road on April 23. The crash occurred at 8:40 p.m. when the cyclist collided with a motor vehicle between Stockton Boulevard and 63rd Street in South Sacramento. A Sacramento Police representative said the critically injured cyclist was transported to a local medical facility where he expired. The driver of the motor vehicle had minor injuries. Currently, the Sacramento Police are investigating the accident. There is no indication at this time that the crash was associated with drunk or impaired driving. I would like to take this opportunity to express my condolences to the family and friends of the deceased.