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Accident Along Highway 160 Ends in Driver’s Fatality

A fatal accident was found by a bicyclist on a rural Delta road on May 1 near Clarksburg. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported that the bicycle rider contacted the police through 911 at about 9:20 in the morning because they had discovered an SUV overturned off Highway 160 (River Road) on the levee. Officers, upon arriving at the accident scene, discovered the single occupant in the vehicle had died. She was identified as a resident of Rancho Cordova, age 24.  

Accident on Highway 108 Involves Passenger Vehicle and Box Truck

A head-on crash took the life of a woman near Oakdale on April 30 after colliding with a box truck. The accident happened around 6:10 in the morning along Highway 108 near Lancaster Road. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) said that when emergency personnel came upon the scene, they found a Volkswagen sedan and box truck blocking the eastbound lane of Highway 108. The vehicles had sustained major damage. 

Three Killed in Oroville Street Racing Incident

A heartbreaking tragedy occurred in south Oroville on Thursday, April 30, 2021, and it appears to have been caused by street racing. Two men and a two-year-old girl suffered fatal injuries, and another young child was hospitalized with severe injuries following the collision. 

Accident Between Motorcycle and Semi Causes Major Backup

A motorcycle collision with a big rig on April 27 resulted in a fatality in San Joaquin County along Interstate 5. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported that a motorcyclist going northbound near State Road 12 and Flag City collided with a big rig going in the same direction at about 3:45 in the afternoon. The motorcycle rider passed away from injuries suffered in the collision.

Carmichael Woman Dies in Fresno County Single-Vehicle Collision

A fatal crash occurred on April 25, claiming the life of a Carmichael woman when the driver of the U-Haul she was riding in lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a tree. The accident occurred along northbound Highway 99 at Fowler in Fresno County around 8:00 in the morning. Officers with the California Highway Patrol (CHP) and a bystander managed to save the driver of the U-Haul but were unable to rescue the Carmichael woman, who was a passenger. 

The Problem of Speeding in California

To travel the Sacramento highways at any time of the day or night is to become aware that speeding is a problem in our area. The issue of excessive speed is not limited to our local area. Across the United States, there was an increase in traffic fatalities in 2020. More than 42,000 people lost their lives due to car accidents last year, and that was during a pandemic, with greatly reduced traffic volumes. One potential solution to this problem is automated speed enforcement. 

Big Rig Attempting to Pass Ends in Tragedy

On Thursday, April 22, 2021, one person died following a collision with a commercial truck that was hauling anhydrous ammonia. The big rig collided head-on with a pickup truck at approximately 6:00 a.m. in a rural area within Sutter County, according to authorities.

Fatal Accident at Highway 12 and Beck Avenue

An automobile accident that occurred at the intersection of Highway 12 and Beck Avenue in Fairfield has claimed the life of at least one person and caused injuries to multiple others, according to information released by the Fairfield Fire Department.

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