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Worker Hit by Car Interstate 80 Sacramento

Worker Hit by Car Interstate 80 Sacramento

I’m Edward Smith, a car crash lawyer in Sacramento. A car crashed into a concrete barrier and hit a construction worker on Tuesday, February 2, 2016. The crash happened along Interstate 80 in Sacramento. According to California Highway Patrol (CHP) the crash occurred at around 4:30 a.m. in the Across the Top construction zone near El Camino Avenue. We have embedded a Youtube video of the accident below.

Sacramento Personal Injury Lawyer: Preventing Wrong way driving accidents
Sacramento Personal Injury Lawyer Discusses Wrong way driving accidents

Ed Smith is a Sacramento personal injury lawyer serving those who have been involved in car accidents over the past 33 years. Ed has seen his fair share of despicable actions while driving. Yet none seem to compare to the unforgettable scene of carnage that results when a driver enters a freeway going the wrong direction.

Elk Grove Commute Time Accident
Elk Grove Commute Time Accident

Just as folks were headed out to enjoy the Labor Day weekend, an auto accident occurred leaving three people injured. Multiple vehicles were involved in the crash along Highway 99 in Elk Grove. The crash occurred on the afternoon of Friday, September 4, 2015.

Rancho Murrieta Double Fatality Crash

A tragic head-on crash claimed the lives of both drivers and injured three others last night near Rancho Murieta.

Two of those injured were young children. The third person injured was a 30-year-old woman.

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) said the fiery crash happened at about 9:30 pm on Highway 16 at Van Vleck Ranch.  Two cars, one of which was pulling a trailer, collided head-on with one another.  One of the vehicle’s caught fire and exploded.   Jackson Road had to be closed in both directions.

Burning Wreckage

We have learned that two minor children in one of the cars were rescued by witnesses to the accident. These individuals heroically pulled the terrified children from the burning wreckage.  A window of the burning vehicle had to be smashed in, in order to pull the children out.  The 30-year-old woman was able to get out on her own.

Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District was called to the scene to put out a grass fire caused by this accident.  A grassy area near the roadway caught fire after one of the vehicles became engulfed with flames.

Wrong Way Driver?

Preliminary information reported by the CHP indicates a wrong-way driver may be to blame for this Rancho Murrieta double fatality crash.

Apparently, a 44-year-old man was driving a Ford Fusion westbound in the eastbound lane of travel. His vehicle crashed head-on into the driver of a Chevrolet Suburban which was towing a trailer with a car on top of it.

Minor Injuries for Passengers

The woman and two children who escaped death were taken to UC Med Center with minimal injuries.

I’m Ed Smith, a Rancho Murieta Personal Injury Attorney with over 33 years experience handling auto accident cases.   If you or someone you love has been seriously injured by the negligence of another, please call me at (916) 921-6400 for free and friendly advice at no obligation to you.  If you live out of the (916) area call me toll free at (800) 404-5400.

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Photo Attribution:  Wikimedia Commons/crash and rescue workers/public domain