Minor Trauma Occurs in Sacramento Two-Vehicle Crash

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April 28, 2023
Edward Smith

Arden Way Two-Vehicle Crash Causes Injuries

A two-vehicle crash in Sacramento was reported on April 21 that caused minor injuries. The accident happened along eastbound Arden Way just west of Fulton Avenue around 9:45 a.m. between a Dodge Caravan and Nissan Sentra. Both lanes were blocked by the crash, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP)

Cars Undrivable After Two-Vehicle Crash

Neither of the vehicles was drivable and was towed from the scene. Information was not provided on whether those injured received treatment at the scene or were transported to a hospital for further evaluation. CHP traffic officers are investigating the cause of the two-vehicle crash to find out what occurred.

Delayed Symptoms in a Two-Car Crash

In the aftermath of a two-vehicle crash, understanding the delayed symptoms is critical for receiving proper medical care. Even if you feel fine immediately after an accident, delayed symptoms may still arise over time. It’s important to be aware of these potential signs and contact a doctor as soon as possible if any occur: 

  • Neck or back pain
  • Headache, dizziness, or lightheadedness
  • Numbness or tingling in arms, legs, hands, feet
  • Vision problems/blurry vision
  • Difficulty sleeping/insomnia, anxiety or memory loss/confusion
  • Abdominal pain or nausea
  • Persistent ringing in the ears (tinnitus)
  • Unexplained bruising, swelling, or bleeding

Injuries That Can Arise From Delayed Symptoms

If a person is experiencing delayed symptoms, they can develop serious health problems. Delayed symptoms can indicate a variety of serious issues, such as:

  • Head injuries: Head injuries can cause significant cognitive impairments if left untreated. Even mild head injuries, such as concussions, can lead to long-term complications if a person does not receive the appropriate treatment.
  • Muscle strains and sprains: Delayed symptoms can also manifest as muscle pain, stiffness, and weakness. If ignored, this can lead to further complications such as torn muscles, tendonitis, or ligament tears.
  • Nerve damage: Ignoring delayed symptoms of nerve damage can have serious implications. For example, if symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome are not addressed in time, further complications such as nerve compression or permanent nerve damage can occur.
  • Abdominal trauma: When organs are injured, the effects can be devastating if left unchecked.
  • Cervical strain or sprain: Neck pain, stiffness, and limited mobility can be symptoms of a cervical strain or sprain. If delayed, these conditions may cause further damage to the spine’s ligaments, discs, or vertebrae.
  • Back or spinal cord damage: When a person experiences delayed symptoms such as back pain, it can indicate injury to the spinal cord or other structures in the spine.
  • Chest trauma: Chest trauma can be serious if left untreated. Symptoms such as chest pain, difficulty breathing, and rapid heart rate can indicate a need for immediate medical attention.

It is important to pay attention to any injury symptoms and seek medical help as soon as possible. Delayed symptoms should always be taken seriously and monitored for changes. Early diagnosis and treatment can help prevent further injury or long-term complications. It is important to recognize that early treatment can help reduce the likelihood of developing chronic issues.

Sacramento Auto Accident Lawyer

I am Ed Smith, and I am an auto accident lawyer in Sacramento. An injury lawyer can help you recover compensation for medical and other losses when a minor injury turns into a major trauma. If you would like free and friendly advice regarding your case, please call us at (916) 921-6400. We can also be reached at (800) 404-5400 or through our website online.

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