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Injuries Occur in Sacramento Intersection Crash

Vehicles Collide at Daly Avenue Intersection

An intersection crash in Sacramento on May 22 resulted in minor injuries after one driver ran a red light. The accident happened at the intersection of northbound Daly Avenue and Antelope Road around 8:15 a.m. The incident report issued by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) states that a Nissan Sentra and work pickup were involved, blocking the intersection and strewing debris in the roadway. The cause of the accident will be determined by investigators.

Minor Injuries in an Intersection Crash

Intersections are the most common locations for all types of accidents, from front-end collisions to T-bone crashes. Serious injuries often occur as well as fatalities. One thing these accidents all have in common is that when someone is involved in a collision, their body is suddenly flooded with adrenaline. This can dull pain and mask symptoms that might arise later, which means a minor injury may be worse than initially thought.

  • Neck and shoulder pain: Minor pain in the shoulder and neck can worsen over time. Cervical strain or sprain is a frequent result of an intersection crash. These types of injuries can cause stiffness and numbness in the neck and shoulder area, pain and difficulty moving the head. It can also travel down the arms. Although many cases of cervical strain or sprain heal within a short amount of time, the condition can become chronic and last for a year or more.
  • Traumatic brain injuries: A headache that worsens, confusion, memory problems, personality changes, and other symptoms can mean the person has suffered some type of TBI. These can range from concussions to hemorrhages or other problems. Anyone who has a headache after an intersection crash that worsens or persists should seek medical attention right away to rule out any serious injury.
  • Back pain that worsens: From tissue or nerve damage to a herniated disc, serious back pain can affect a person’s quality of life, preventing them from being able to work. If the pain and damage are severe enough, it can cause permanent disability.
  • Abdominal pain: Pain in the abdomen, dizziness, or fainting that arises as a delayed symptom after an intersection crash can indicate serious trauma. Internal bleeding or damage to an organ may have occurred, and medical care should be sought immediately because this type of trauma can be life-threatening. 

Personal Injury Claims in an Intersection Crash

Personal injury claims are based on negligence by a person or entity that injures another individual. Negligent actions that can cause a personal injury in which the injured party may claim compensation include:

  • Running a red light or stop sign is a dangerous but common cause of an intersection crash.
  • Speeding prevents a driver from being able to stop in time to avoid a collision.
  • Tailgating often causes an intersection crash if the vehicle in front stops suddenly or the one in the back can’t stop.
  • Distracted driving, such as texting or talking on a cell phone, is a major cause of an intersection crash.
  • Drunk drivers cannot safely control their vehicles and cause many accidents.
  • Drugged driving is increasing as a cause of all types of collisions.
  • Fatigue affects drivers in ways similar to those who are inebriated.
  • Failing to yield the right of way can lead to an intersection crash.

Sacramento Car Accident Lawyer

I’m Ed Smith, and I am a Sacramento car accident lawyer. If a red-light runner or driver who committed another driving offense caused your injuries, you may be able to place a claim to recover compensation. You are welcome to free and friendly advice from our law office if you call (916) 921-6400. We can arrange a virtual or in-person consultation for you with no obligation on your part to look over your case, answer any questions you might have and let you know about opportunities to recover damages. You can also reach us at (800) 404-5400 or by sending us an online message.

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