Fair Oaks Rear-End Collision Causes Injury

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May 08, 2023
Edward Smith

Madison Avenue Intersection Site of Rear-End Collision

A rear-end collision in Fair Oaks on May 1 injured at least one person. The accident happened around 1:47 p.m. along Madison Avenue at its intersection with Kenneth Avenue. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) report stated that a Scion rear-ended a sedan. 

Determination of Fault in Rear-End Collision

A female in the vehicle appeared to be injured, and medics with the Sacramento Fire Department were called to the scene. Information was not provided on whether the injured party received treatment at the accident scene or was transported to a hospital. An investigation by CHP Traffic will determine fault in the crash.

Why Rear-End Crashes Occur

Rear-end crashes are common types of car accidents, accounting for over 29 percent of all crashes. In many cases, these collisions occur because a driver isn’t paying attention to the road and fails to spot an obstacle in time to slow down or stop their vehicle safely. Other causes include:

  • Distracted driving: When a driver is distracted, they may not be paying attention to the traffic ahead of them and fail to slow down or stop in time to avoid a crash.
  • Poor road conditions: Poor road design or construction can lead to a decreased ability to spot potential hazards on the road, which may make the government entity liable for injuries.
  • Tailgating: Following another vehicle too closely can increase the likelihood of a rear-end crash if the vehicle in front stops suddenly.
  • Poor visibility: Weather or lighting conditions can reduce the ability of drivers to see what’s ahead of them, leading to an increased chance of a crash.
  • Speeding: Going too fast prevents drivers from having enough time to stop their vehicles safely.

Types of Injuries That Occur in a Rear-End Collision

Rear-end accidents can cause a variety of injuries, ranging from minor to severe. Some of the most common types of injuries associated with rear-end crashes include:

  • Cervical strain or sprain – When the head and neck are whipped backward, then forward during the collision, whiplash can occur. Symptoms include neck pain, stiffness, headaches and reduced range of motion.
  • Back injuries – These can occur when a person is thrust forward during the collision and can range from soft tissue injuries to spinal fractures. Symptoms include back pain and numbness or tingling in the legs.
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI) – A TBI can occur if the head is thrust forward during the collision, resulting in a concussion or other brain injury. Symptoms of TBI can range from mild headaches to severe memory loss.
  • Internal injuries – These can occur when the body is thrust forward during the collision, resulting in injuries to organs and other internal structures. Symptoms can range from abdominal pain to difficulty breathing.
  • Psychological injuries – Rear-end crashes can also cause psychological injuries, including stress, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder. Symptoms of psychological injuries can vary depending on the individual and their condition.

The following video by accident lawyer Ed Smith provides helpful information on finding a lawyer:

 

Personal Injury Lawyer in Fair Oaks 

I’m Ed Smith. I’m a personal injury lawyer in Fair Oaks. Serious injuries can result from even a low-speed rear-end collision. If a negligent driver injured you, contact us at (916) 921-6400 for free and friendly advice about whether you can recover compensation for your lost wages, medical expenses and more. We are also available at (800) 404-5400 or by sending us an online message. You can meet with an accident attorney at our office or virtually. 

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Photo attribution: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLQ8I1W1gR8&t=10s; Image by Netto Figueiredo from Pixabay 

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