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Millions of GM Vehicles Recalled

General Motors has recalled 7 million SUVs and pickups worldwide.  The vehicles are equipped with airbags manufactured by Takata – the same company whose airbags have been linked to at least 17 fatalities in the United States.  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) ordered the new GM recall on November 23, 2020, after rejecting an argument made by GM that the version of the airbag used in the affected vehicles was not unsafe and did not require replacement.

Accident on Elverta Road Kills One Motorcyclist and Injures Another

A motorcycle fatality occurred near Sacramento International Airport on November 25 after the rider was struck by a Hyundai Sonata. The accident happened on westbound Elverta Road and Garden Highway at about 3:18 in the afternoon. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) said that a Woodland man, age 41, had been reported as almost hitting another person’s vehicle when he crossed over the double yellow line and struck two motorcycles. 

One Vehicle Mangled in Major Injury Crash on Thanksgiving

A major injury crash in Sacramento involving three vehicles occurred on Thanksgiving Day. The accident happened shortly after 3:30 in the morning along Elkhorn Boulevard and Diablo Drive close to Interstate 80. Sacramento Police Department officials reported that out of the three vehicles involved in the accident, two drivers had to be extricated from overturned vehicles by emergency responders. Both were transported to a nearby hospital for the additional treatment of injuries and further evaluation. The accident is being investigated to determine what caused the major injury crash.

One Severely Injured During Thanksgiving Motorcycle Crash in Eureka

On Thursday, November 26, 2020, one person sustained serious trauma as the result of a motorcycle crash in Eureka. California Highway Patrol (CHP) reports that the collision happened in the late afternoon and involved no other vehicles besides the motorcycle. The motorcyclist was still in hospital care as of the latest updates, and the crash remains under an active CHP investigation.

Driver Kills Woman on Folsom Boulevard and Flees

A hit-and-run accident in Sacramento on November 23 claimed the life of a woman. The Sacramento Police Department reported that the accident happened along Folsom Boulevard and Julliard Drive at about 7:15 in the evening. The woman who was struck died at the accident site. Roads were closed down while an investigation was conducted. 

I-80 Collision Causes Death of Motorcyclist

A motorcycle accident near Elk Grove resulted in a fatality on November 24 in a lane splitting accident. The collision occurred around 2:20 in the afternoon along Interstate 80 westbound just east of Watt Avenue. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) incident report stated that the rider, an Elk Grove man, age 40, and riding a Kawasaki Ninja, hit the back of a Hyundai sedan, which caused him to be ejected from his motorcycle. 

Rollover on I-5 in Single-Vehicle Accident Causes Injuries

A rollover crash occurred along southbound Interstate 5 on November 25 in Sacramento, which seriously injured the driver. The accident was reported as occurring around 5:36 in the morning, just north of Airport Boulevard. According to the report of the incident by the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the driver lost control of their vehicle for unknown reasons and became trapped inside the car on top of the center divider. 

The Special Circumstances of a Bus Accident

Bus transportation is generally quite safe – until it isn’t, and an accident occurs.  A serious bus crash can change your life if you suffer severe injuries.  The legal process after a bus accident is sometimes different from that following a regular car accident.   Although Sacramento bus accidents are uncommon when they do occur there is the potential for a lot of people on the bus to be injured.  To protect your legal rights, if you have been injured in a bus crash, contact an experienced Sacramento bus accident lawyer.

Sleeping Makes Back Pain Worse

Back pain could be called an American epidemic.  The National Institute of Health (NIH) estimates that 80% of adults in the U.S. suffer from some form of acute or chronic back pain.  As car accident lawyers, it is an unfortunate fact that many of our clients suffer from ongoing back pain.  If you have ever experienced this condition, you may already know that getting up out of bed can often be the most painful part of the day.  Without the right type of support, sleeping can make back pain worse.  The proper mattress can make a big difference.  There are several things that people with back pain should consider when shopping for a new mattress.  

Fiery Redding Car Crash Injures Driver

On Saturday, November 21, 2020, one person was hospitalized following a Redding car crash. Local officials reported that the crash caused a vegetation fire that spread to the nearby grass but was extinguished before causing any serious damage to the surrounding area. According to California Highway Patrol (CHP), the incident was a solo-vehicle collision and remains under official investigation.

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