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Millions of GM Vehicles Recalled

General Motors has recalled 7 million SUVs and pickups worldwide.  The vehicles are equipped with airbags manufactured by Takata – the same company whose airbags have been linked to at least 17 fatalities in the United States.  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) ordered the new GM recall on November 23, 2020, after rejecting an argument made by GM that the version of the airbag used in the affected vehicles was not unsafe and did not require replacement.

Two Hurt in Head-On Crash in Stanislaus County

Two residents from Patterson were seriously hurt in a head-on crash on a rural road in Stanislaus County on the morning of Wednesday, November 18, 2020. The traffic collision happened shortly after 9:30 a.m. on Howard Road, between the town of Westley and Interstate 5, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported. A 39-year-old man was driving a Chevrolet pickup truck westbound on Howard Road. At the same time, a 22-year-old woman was driving a Mercedes-Benz sedan eastbound on Howard Road. For unknown reasons, the Mercedes-Benz driver reportedly entered the oncoming traffic lanes and collided head-on with the Chevrolet. Both drivers suffered serious injuries and were taken to the hospital for treatment. Further details on the injury incident, including the identities of those involved, were not immediately available by CHP traffic investigators.

Tow Truck Pulling Red Corvette Hits Telephone Pole

A hit-and-run driver was arrested following a collision with a telephone pole in North Highlands in the morning’s early hours. The accident happened around 4:31 a.m. along Roseville Road just east of Watt Avenue. According to the report by the California Highway Patrol (CHP), a call was received by a witness to the accident, who said the crash involved a driver in a tow truck, pulling a red Corvette. 

Rio Vista Auto Accident Causes Deadly Trauma

At least one individual was fatally injured during a Rio Vista auto accident that occurred on Monday, October 5, 2020. The crash involved two vehicles and happened in the late evening, according to California Highway Patrol (CHP). Solano County officials have not yet released the identities of the involved decedents. Furthermore, CHP says that they are cooperating with the Rio Vista Police Department (RVPD) in order to investigate the cause of this tragic collision.

Teenage Bicyclist Seriously Injured in Accident in American Canyon

On Tuesday, September 29, 2020, A 13-year-old boy was seriously injured during a car accident in American Canyon. The American Canyon Police Department (ACPD) reported that the accident happened shortly after the sun set in the central area of the city. Updates on the injured teen’s condition have not yet been reported and ACPD has this accident under an active investigation.

One Individual Fatally Injured After Single-Vehicle Accident in Eureka

On Wednesday, September 30, 2020, one person was left with fatal injuries following a single-vehicle accident in Eureka. The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Department is still withholding the identity of the decedent pending notification of next-of-kin. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) indicated that the collision involved two vehicles, but that one was parked and had nobody inside of it at the time of the crash. The incident remains under CHP investigation.

Major Trauma Sustained In Motorcycle Collision Near Marysville

On Wednesday, September 16, 2020, a motorcycle collision near Marysville left at least one person with major injuries. California Highway Patrol (CHP) responded to the accident and reported that it took place in the afternoon. Additionally, CHP indicated that this crash involved three vehicles, including the motorcycle. The cause of the accident remains under investigation at this time.

Driver Turns Herself in After Fatal Yuba City Hit-and-Run

On Wednesday, August 5, 2020, a 20-year-old woman from Marysville turned herself in to the Yuba City Police Department (YCPD) after leaving the scene of a hit-and-run accident that fatally injured a pedestrian. The crash occurred in the very early morning outside of the Sutter County Airport, and local officials have since identified the decedent as Norberto Ocampo, an 81-year-old resident of Yuba City.

Fatal Motorcycle Accident Reported in Pittsburg

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported a fatal motorcycle accident near the city of Pittsburg on the afternoon of Friday, July 24, 2020. The deadly incident occurred in an unincorporated area of Bay Point on westbound Highway 4 at Bailey Road shortly after 1:40 p.m. A motorcycle rider reportedly lost control of the bike and crashed into the center median wall before being ejected and landing on the roadway. Upon CHP and emergency personnel arrival, the motorcyclist was pronounced deceased at the scene. The Contra Costa County Coroner’s Office has identified the decedent as 41-year-old Michael Siscar of Antioch.

Vallejo Police Encourage Drivers to Avoid DUI

On Wednesday, July 1, 2020, the Vallejo Police Department (VPD) issued a press release encouraging residents to avoid driving while impaired. VPD released the statement in anticipation of the Fourth of July weekend as part of an effort to cut down on the number of projected car accidents during the holiday.

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