Folsom Severe Auto Crash
The head-on crash including five involved people took place at approximately 4:30 pm on Friday, July 22, 2016. The collision occurred on Empire Ranch Road. The Folsom Police Department stated that it appears that the driver of the Chevy was driving in the southbound direction where the driver lost control of the vehicle, drove over the center median, collided with a tree, and crashed into a vehicle driving in the northbound direction. The Chevy vehicle carried a female driver and three children and there was one adult driver in the Kia vehicle. Investigators were on the scene for hours to determine the cause of the crash. At this time, investigators are unsure whether speed was a factor in the collision. The accident is currently being investigated.
Auto Crash Aftermath
All of the five involved occupants of both vehicles were transported to the hospital with severe injuries. Two children were among those injured. They were transported by helicopter to the hospital. The other three that suffered injuries were transported by ambulance to the hospital.
Folsom Police Department Public Announcement
According to Sergeant Andrew Bates from the Folsom Police Department, the deployment of airbags in a crash shows that the impact was significant. Sergeant Bates gave a reminder that the use of seat belts are essential for saving lives.
Stoplight Requested in Area of Crash
Many people that live in the surrounding neighborhood where the crash occurred are requesting that a stoplight be installed or additional enforcement to monitor the area to prevent high speed and collisions such as this one.
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Information Credit for Folsom Severe Auto Crash: http://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2016/07/22/2-adults-3-kids-injured-in-folsom-crash/
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