Six Injured in Downtown Modesto Car Accident

Six people were injured in a car accident near downtown Modesto on the night of November 12, 2019. The crash occurred shortly before 10:40 p.m. on L Street, where the road becomes Maze Boulevard after a slight right turn, the Modesto Police Department reported. A Toyota Camry was headed westbound on L Street and reportedly veered into the oncoming traffic lane of Maze Boulevard, where it was involved in a head-on collision with an eastbound Toyota Camry. Two of the four parties in the eastbound Toyota and two people in the westbound Toyota suffered injuries described as minor to moderate. Sadly, the two backseat passengers of the eastbound Toyota suffered serious injuries. It is unknown whether those involved in the crash were hospitalized for their injuries.

Modesto Man Killed in Ceres Car Accident

A Modesto man was killed, and two others were injured in a Ceres car accident on the morning of November 10, 2019. The crash occurred at the intersection of Crows Landing Road and Hackett Road shortly after 10:00 a.m. According to the Ceres Police Department, a 2003 Toyota Corolla was involved in a severe collision with a 1997 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck. The driver and passenger of the Chevrolet suffered injuries described as non-life-threatening, authorities reported. Sadly, the driver of the Toyota was pronounced deceased at a local hospital. Officials from the Stanislaus County Coroner’s Office have identified the decedent as 67-year-old Heliodoro Corona of Modesto.

Mendocino County Auto Accident Kills Two

Police have reported that two people lost their lives in a Mendocino County auto accident that took place near Fort Bragg on Saturday, November 9, 2019. The accident involved a single vehicle and went unnoticed until the wreck was discovered by a passerby two days after the crash occurred. Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office authorities have since identified the decedents as Gualala residents Diane Maxwell, a 52-year-old woman, and Alan Ricioli, a 52-year-old man. California Highway Patrol (CHP) is investigating the crash.

Ultrasound May Be Used To Heal Bone Fractures

Fractures are among the most common injuries that someone might sustain, and recently, it was announced that an ultrasound bone healing system might be able to expedite the recovery process. The traditional treatment of fractures involves an immobilizing cast and a rest period while bones heal over the course of about six weeks. If someone has been diagnosed with a displaced fracture, he or she might also require surgical correction of the injury prior to this cast. This can elongate the recovery period over several months. This time spent recovering might require someone to miss time from work or school.

Speeding Causes Vehicle to Crash Into Sacramento House

Speeding may have been responsible for an early morning accident in Sacramento recently that ended with the vehicle crashing into a home and the driver facing charges of DUI. The SUV reportedly hit a speed bump on South Land Park Drive in the vicinity of 13th street. The homeowner, Sandy Khan, said the impact resembled an explosion. She was asleep on a couch close to the garage and was literally thrown off of it. She called 911, and her neighbor, Shawn Flanagan, rushed over to see if he could help. The driver of the SUV was still in the vehicle when Flanagan arrived, and he helped him get out. Neighbors reported that the SUV traveled over a speed bump just across from Khan’s home, slammed into a tree and hit a fence before ending up in her garage. Khan said she had just made repairs on the gate and her garage. In addition to Khan’s property, a neighbor’s tree, which is 18 years old, was destroyed. No one was injured in the home. The driver of the SUV was transported to a local hospital and received treatment. 

Car Crash Kills Young Child in Carmichael

A traffic fatality was reported on November 14 in Carmichael following a collision that killed a 4-year-old child and caused major injuries to the female driver. The driver, a Fair Oaks woman, was traveling east along Winding Way, close to Dewey Drive, at around 7:20 in the morning when her Subaru crashed into a tree along the shoulder of the road, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP). The collision was so violent that the vehicle was reported as split in two. The woman, described as in her 30s, was seriously injured while the little girl’s injuries were described as life-threatening. The child died at the hospital less than four hours after the crash. The CHP is investigating the Carmichael traffic fatality to determine what happened. It has been reported that the accident may have involved road rage on the part of the other driver who cut the Subaru off. 

Man Injured in Central Fresno DUI Crash

A man was injured and hospitalized after a central Fresno DUI crash on November 8, 2019. The car accident occurred shortly before 5:30 in the afternoon at the intersection of Millbrook Avenue and Belmont Avenue. A 53-year-old man was driving a GMC van in the area and reportedly ran a red light to make a left-hand turn, according to the Fresno Police Department. The GMC van then collided with a Honda Civic sedan. The impact of the collision caused the van to crash into a nearby building and overturn on its side. Officials said the driver of the GMC van attempted to flee the scene on foot, but he was later arrested on DUI charges. Sadly, the driver of the Honda was transported to the hospital for treatment of unspecified injuries. An update regarding his condition has not yet been released.

Passenger Identified After Fatal Fairfield Highway Crash

On Thursday, November 14, 2019, the Solano County Sheriff’s Office identified the decedent of a fatal Fairfield highway crash that took place a day earlier. The decedent was identified as 26-year-old Tennessee resident Jerrol Dodd. In addition to Dodd, two other people were injured during the accident with major and minor injuries, respectively. California Highway Patrol (CHP) is reportedly handling the investigation into possible causal factors of the crash.

Head-On Napa Crash Hospitalizes Four

California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported that four people suffered major injuries during a head-on Napa crash that took place in the early hours of Saturday, November 9, 2019. The crash involved two vehicles, each with a driver and passenger. No other people were involved in the crash. Hospital officials haven’t reported any updates regarding the conditions of the four injured parties. Additionally, CHP is conducting an investigation into this crash.

Man Identified After Fatal I-5 Crash

On Tuesday, November 12, 2019, officials of the Shasta County Sheriff’s Department released the identity of a man who tragically lost his life in a recent Redding car accident. The man was identified as 78-year-old Redding resident Douglas Nelson Denton. The Redding Police Department (RPD) reported that the crash happened around a week earlier on Tuesday, November 6, 2019. RPD indicated that the accident involved multiple vehicles and that the decedent had been driving on a municipal road just prior to the collision. The fatal I-5 crash remains under investigation.