Driver on Power Inn Road Loses Control and Damages 50 Feet of Fence
An out-of-control vehicle accident that occurred in Sacramento on November 19, just off Route 99, occurred when a driver struck a fence. The accident happened around 8:30 p.m. at the intersection of southbound Power Inn and Lenhard Road. Officers with the California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported that a silver-colored sedan struck a fence by the side of the road, damaging 20 feet of one section and 30 feet on a second section.
Vehicle Discovered Unoccupied After Single-Vehicle Accident
The vehicle was discovered unoccupied with its trunk open. A dead animal was also discovered by the side of the roadway, although it is unknown if this caused the driver to lose control of their vehicle. It was reported that the driver of the vehicle, an elderly female, was brought to a hospital by a passerby.
Accident Being Investigated to Determine its Cause
Upon checking with Kaiser South and Methodist Hospital of Sacramento, they reported no walk-ins to either hospital. The vehicle accident is being investigated to locate the driver and determine how the collision occurred.
Accidents Involving an Out-of-Control Vehicle
There are numerous reasons a driver can lose control of their vehicle and become involved in an accident. They include:
- Poor road maintenance: A roadway that is poorly maintained often exhibits potholes, upheavals, soft shoulders, weakened guardrails, and other deficits. Any of these can lead to an out-of-control vehicle accident. The government entity tasked with taking care of the roadway may be held liable.
- Defective auto part: A defect in the tires, brakes, steering column, accelerator, or other parts can cause a blowout, brake failure, inability to steer, or other problems that cause the driver to lose control. When a driver is injured in an accident, it is important to retain the vehicle, so it can be examined for defects. If a defect is found to have caused the collision, the manufacturer can be held liable through an auto product liability claim.
- Aggressive drivers or those with road rage: An aggressive driver often tailgates, makes threatening gestures at another motorist, and tries to intimidate them. For unknown reasons, that type of driver can try to force another motorist off the road, causing an out-of-control vehicle accident.
- Animals in the roadway: A driver can sometimes come across a cow, horse or other livestock in the roadway causing the motorist to have to take evasive actions. Unfortunately, this can also cause the vehicle to go out of control and crash. If the animal in question belongs to a farmer or rancher and escaped their enclosure, that individual can be held responsible for any accident injuries with the help of an injury lawyer.
- Objects in the roadway: Another frequent cause of an out-of-control vehicle accident is when objects are in the roadway. In some cases, this may be a natural occurrence such as a tree limb dropping into the road. In others, poorly packed cargo on a truck or vehicle might be the cause of the accident when it comes loose and falls off.
Sacramento Car Accident Lawyer
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