Elk Grove Two-Vehicle Crash Results in Injuries

Accident on South Sacramento Freeway Injures at Least One Person

A two-vehicle crash in Elk Grove on September 21 left at least one person injured. The collision occurred around 12:32 pm on the northbound South Sacramento Freeway just south of Elk Grove Boulevard. According to the police report filed by the California Highway Patrol (CHP), first responders with the Elk Grove Fire Department were summoned to the scene when one person complained of pain to their neck and eye. Information was not released on what hospital that patient was transported to.

Two-Vehicle Crash in Elk Grove Under Investigation

The accident involved Honda and Mazda sedans. Authorities didn’t know if the vehicles were driveable. However, the Mazda was removed from the scene of the accident before the police unit arrived. The CHP is investigating the two-vehicle crash to find out how it occurred and place fault.

Injuries in a Two-Vehicle Crash

A two-vehicle crash can cause serious injuries. When a negligent driver was the reason, that person can be held financially responsible for damages such as medical expenses, wages lost because of the inability to work and for the pain and suffering. Common injuries in a two-vehicle crash include:

  • Cervical strain or sprain: When two vehicles collide, the sudden impact causes a person’s head to snap rapidly forward and back again. This can cause damage to muscles, tendons, ligaments and discs in the neck. The condition that arises from this type of injury is commonly called whiplash. While most cases resolve successfully in a few weeks or months, others may become chronic or last for a year or more, which can be debilitating.
  • Facial injuries: Facial injuries can occur if someone strikes the interior of the vehicle, the dash, windshield or steering wheel. Common injuries include facial fractures, disfigurement due to lacerations, broken teeth and more. Since many disfiguring injuries in an accident that require plastic surgery are not covered by insurance, filing a lawsuit against the at-fault party can recover the compensation needed to perform them.
  • Broken bones: Broken bones are common in all types of traffic accidents. 
  • Traumatic brain injuries: A TBI ranging from concussion to head fracture, hemorrhage or more serious conditions can occur in a two-vehicle crash. 
  • Abdominal injuries: The abdomen is subject to injury from pieces of metal in the vehicle or the pressure from the seat restraint. These types of injuries can include internal bleeding or organ damage, which often requires emergency surgery to repair because it can be life-threatening. 
  • Spinal cord trauma: Damage to the spinal cord or back can cause a life-long disability if it is serious. Spinal cord damage can result in temporary or permanent paralysis, which leaves the injured party permanently and severely disabled.

Obtaining Compensation Following an Accident Injury

Over the years, my team of injury lawyers and I have successfully handled many cases involving a two-vehicle crash. We believe it’s bad enough to be injured by someone else’s negligence. No one should also have to assume the losses of their injury financially. Call today for a free, no-obligation consultation about your accident. We can answer your questions, tell you whether you can place a claim and what options are available to collect damages.

Elk Grove Car Accident Lawyer

I am Ed Smith, an Elk Grove car accident lawyer. Accident injuries can cause high medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If a negligent driver was the cause of your injuries, you might want to find out whether you can file a claim for compensation. Give us a call today for our free and friendly advice at (916) 694-0002 or (800) 404-5400. We can also be reached online.

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