Car Wreck on Shell Avenue in Martinez

On the morning of Thursday, March 23, 2023, officials in Martinez reported a car wreck with injuries on Shell Avenue. The auto crash occurred shortly before 10:00 a.m. on Pacheco Boulevard and Shell Avenue in Martinez, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Two Carbon Monoxide Detectors Failed to Alert Consumers 

Federal regulators recently warned about two digital display carbon monoxide detectors that failed to alert the presence of the potentially deadly gas. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) said the detectors did not go off when exposed to CO gas levels required by safety standards.

Buckling Up Can Save Lives

Car accidents can happen to anyone at anytime, causing severe or life-threatening injuries. One of the safest choices to make is to buckle up. Wearing a seatbelt is the most effective way to reduce the risk of injury or death in an accident. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) stated that seatbelts saved about 15,000 lives in the United States in 2017. These numbers demonstrate the importance of wearing a seatbelt when getting into a car.

Sacramento Trailer Fire Causes Fatality in Homeless Encampment

A trailer fire at a Sacramento homeless camp caused the death of one woman on March 20. The fire was reported on Roseville Road, close to Tri Stations Road, at around 7:00 a.m. That location is underneath the overpass for I-80.

Firefighters Extricate Two People From Pickup 

Two people in Newark were trapped inside their pickup on March 21 after a falling tree landed on their vehicle. The accident occurred when a giant eucalyptus tree fell, destroying the front end of the vehicle. Emergency fire department crews, with Alameda County, arrived at the scene to discover the driver was pinned inside by their legs. 

Chemical Hair Straighteners and Relaxer Lead to Cancer

A new study from the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) shows that women who use chemical hair relaxers and straighteners may have a higher risk of uterine cancer. The findings were published in the October 2022 issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

Rollover Crash on Fair Oaks Boulevard Results in Injury

A single-vehicle rollover crash in Carmichael involving a pickup on March 21 resulted in the hospitalization of one person with moderate injuries. The accident happened along Fair Oaks Boulevard, close to El Camino Avenue, around 2:00 a.m. An initial investigation of the incident by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) stated that one of the pickup’s tires was lost, which caused the motorist to lose control. 

Franklin Boulevard Hit-and-Run Kills Motorist

A two-vehicle hit-and-run in Sacramento on March 19 caused the death of one driver. The fatal accident occurred along Franklin Boulevard between 27th and 26th avenues in the North City Farms area during the morning hours. The driver who died was identified as a Glendale resident, Richard Cortez, age 52. 

Multi-Vehicle Wreck on I-580 in Oakland

On the early morning of Thursday, March 23, 2023, the California Highway Patrol reported a multi-vehicle wreck on I-580 in Oakland. The incident occurred at approximately 5:00 a.m. on eastbound Interstate 580 at Grand Avenue, according to officials.

Traffic Crash on East Tabor Avenue Seriously Injures Juvenile

A Fairfield minor received injuries described as life-threatening in a traffic crash on March 23 when she was hit by a motor vehicle. The accident happened along East Tabor Avenue at about 8:00 a.m., according to the Fairfield Police Department, when a female driver, age 33 struck the juvenile. At the time of the collision, two additional minors were riding in the vehicle. 

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