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Man Injured in Merced Hit-and-Run Accident

Officials are investigating after a man was injured in a recent hit-and-run bicycle accident in south Merced. The incident occurred shortly after 11:20 p.m. in the area of Martin Luther King Jr. Way and West 15th Street.

Fill in Your September Calendar

Sometimes when terrible things such as raging wildfires are happening all around us, all we can do is look ahead and hope for more positive times to come. In that spirit, we are presenting some of the upcoming events in and around Placerville that will happen in September, including the El Dorado County Fair.

Major Injury Crash on Albers Road Near Modesto

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported a major injury crash on Albers Road just north of State Route 132 near the Modesto area on the morning of Sunday, August 29, 2021. The car accident occurred around 8:45 a.m. and involved a gray Dodge pickup truck and a white Toyota SUV.

Fatal Crash in Rural Napa County

On the morning of Saturday, August 21, 2021, a motorcyclist was killed in a head-on crash with a pickup truck. According to representatives from the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the deadly incident occurred on a rural road in Napa County.

Accident on Watt Avenue On-Ramp Involved Overturned Truck and Spilled Load

A big rig accident on an on-ramp to the El Dorado Freeway on August 11 closed down the area for hours as an oil spill was cleaned up. The accident happened near Rosemont shortly before 10:00 a.m. on the southbound Watt Avenue on-ramp to eastbound U.S. 50. When officers with the California Highway Patrol (CHP) arrived at the scene, they discovered a big rig had overturned onto its side. 

Pedestrian Rushed to Hospital With Serious Injuries

A pedestrian injury accident happened in South Sacramento on July 22 when an individual on foot was hit by a car. The police report said that the accident occurred around 4:00 in the morning on Mack Road near Archaen Way. Emergency responders with the Sacramento Fire Department rushed the pedestrian to a hospital with what were described as serious injuries. The area of Mack Road between Brookfield Drive and Franklin Boulevard was shut down while an investigation into the cause of the collision was conducted.

Collision on Greenback Lane Causes Motorcycle Rider to Be Thrown 

An injury accident occurred in Citrus Heights on May 17 when a motorcycle and car crashed on an exit ramp off the interstate. The collision occurred around 3:35 p.m. on the Greenback Lane off-ramp just east of I-80 westbound and blocked the lanes, according to the police report by the California Highway Patrol (CHP). A phone call to police was made by the driver, who said the motorcycle had flipped over their Ford Escape, and a woman had been ejected from the bike.

What are Interrogatories?

If you are involved in a personal injury lawsuit, you will likely be served with at least one set of interrogatories. Interrogatories are written questions from one party involved in the lawsuit to another. The party to whom the interrogatories are sent must answer the questions under penalty of perjury. 

Exploding Pressure Cooker Results in Serious Burn Injuries and Lawsuit

A case was filed in late December 2020 in the United States District Court in Georgia related to severe injuries the plaintiff sustained from an exploding pressure cooker. The complaint alleges that a “Breville Fast-Slow Pro Pressure Cooker,” manufactured by Breville USA, Inc., had a defective “safety locking lid” that allowed the lid to come open even when under high cooking pressure, allowing the scalding hot contents to spray out and seriously injure the plaintiff.

Adult Tricycle with Design and Assembly Defects Results in Personal Injury Lawsuit

A products liability lawsuit filed in Taney County, Missouri, and moved to a federal district court in that state in December 2020 pits an injured woman against Walmart Inc. and the manufacturer of an adult tricycle whose design, manufacture, and assembly defects allegedly caused her serious injuries, including a traumatic brain injury (TBI).

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