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Upcoming Critical Infrastructure Maintenance Phase

The Sacramento Department of Utilities is preparing to start a maintenance project in the City’s control system. This work will be similar to what the City has done in the past to keep things running smoothly. It’s expected to take a few weeks to finish.

I-5 Hit-and-Run Causes Pedestrian Fatality

A pedestrian fatality was reported on August 27 in Sacramento involving a hit-and-run driver. The crash happened along northbound Interstate 5 close to the American River Parkway neighborhood around 4:15 a.m. Officers with the North Sacramento California Highway Patrol (CHP) reached the scene after receiving a report of a pedestrian accident and found the woman along the right-hand shoulder of the road. 

Semis Involved in Major Traffic Collision on West Side Freeway

Two semis were involved in a major traffic collision near Willows on August 24 that resulted in a significant injury. The crash happened along southbound Interstate 5 between County Roads 33 and 35 shortly after 3:09 p.m. It occurred about 30 minutes after a previous big rig crash that resulted in a fatality. 

Injuries Reported in 20th Street Hit-and-Run Incident

On August 4, 2023, at 7:57 a.m., a hit-and-run incident occurred with injuries on 20th Street, just south of Elkhorn Boulevard in Rio Linda. A dark-colored sedan was observed driving recklessly before colliding with the white sedan and fleeing the scene. The impact caused the white sedan to overturn, and it came to rest upside down on a residential property, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP).

CHP and Office of Traffic Safety Urge Drivers to Slow Down

As holidays bring joy to the masses, they also raise concerns for the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) and the California Highway Patrol (CHP). In preparation for Independence Day, these two organizations join forces to tackle the road crisis by promoting safe driving practices through education and enforcement.

Alarming Death Toll: Sacramento’s Hit-and-Run Drivers Revealed

Between 2018 and 2022, a Sacramento Bee analysis of law enforcement and coroner reports revealed that approximately 140 individuals died in hit-and-run accidents in Sacramento County. Out of these victims, around 86 were pedestrians, while the remainder included bicyclists, car passengers, and motorcyclists. Shockingly, five victims were younger than 17 years old, and four were over 80. Many of these tragic incidents occurred on busy, deteriorating roads within Sacramento, with numerous unidentified victims indicating a possibility of homelessness.

Motorcycle Crash on S.R. 20 Results in Major Injuries

A major injury motorcycle crash was reported in Grass Valley on May 9. The accident occurred around 5:42 a.m. along eastbound State Route 20 just east of South Ponderosa Way and involved a motor vehicle. The roadway was blocked by the crash, according to the report by the California Highway Patrol (CHP). 

Fair Oaks Boulevard Site of Pedestrian Fatality Accident

A pedestrian fatality accident was reported in Carmichael on May 3 after a vehicle struck a woman. The accident occurred at Fair Oaks Boulevard and Walnut Avenue around 1:14 p.m. Both officers with the California Highway Patrol and Sacramento Police Department arrived at the scene, where they discovered the woman lying in the roadway. 

How to Prove Liability in Personal Injury Cases

One of the most crucial elements of any personal injury case is the burden of proof. Understanding this burden of proof can help you better prepare your case and ensure you have the evidence needed to prove your claim.

Major Injuries Reported in Accident on El Camino Avenue

An accident with major injuries that involved two vehicles in Arden-Arcade sent one of the cars crashing into an area home on April 9. The collision happened at the El Camino Avenue intersection with Saint Mathews Drive around 7:30 p.m. According to Sacramento Metro Fire, major damage occurred in both vehicles. 

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