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Major Injury Reported in 90 MPH Crash on Cap City Freeway

A high-speed collision resulting in major injuries along the Capital City Freeway on May 3 caused the closure of three lanes. The activity log of the California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported that the vehicle involved was traveling up to 90 mph when it hit a guardrail, obliterating it along the northbound lanes of the freeway close to Watt Avenue. Shortly afterward, Caltrans tweeted that the fast lane was open, while the other three lanes were shut down as repairs were made. All lanes were reopened by 1:45 p.m.

Motorcyclist Injured in Chico

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) reports that a motorcyclist suffered major injuries in a crash that occurred on the afternoon of Monday, May 3, 2021. The collision between the motorcycle and another vehicle took place are approximately 12:12 p.m. near Highway Motors, Inc., which is located on the 2900 block of Highway 32.  It is reported that a silver Ford Fusion, which was being driven by a female driver, did not see the motorcycle and pulled out onto the road, colliding with the black Harley Davison.  The impact was so violet it severed the bike in two.

Accident Along Highway 160 Ends in Driver’s Fatality

A fatal accident was found by a bicyclist on a rural Delta road on May 1 near Clarksburg. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported that the bicycle rider contacted the police through 911 at about 9:20 in the morning because they had discovered an SUV overturned off Highway 160 (River Road) on the levee. Officers, upon arriving at the accident scene, discovered the single occupant in the vehicle had died. She was identified as a resident of Rancho Cordova, age 24.  

Roseville Road Accident Between Two Vehicles Causes Major Injury

A major injury accident was reported in North Highlands on May 3 caused by a collision between a passenger vehicle and a pickup. The crash happened shortly after 11:00 a.m. along Roseville Road between Orange Grove Avenue and Longview Drive. The traffic report by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) initially reported the accident as a Toyota Corolla that struck a power pole.

Accident on I-80 May Have Involved an Intoxicated Driver

A tanker truck accident on May 2 caused injuries to one person in Sacramento. The collision was reported shortly before 7:00 a.m. along eastbound I-80 at the eastbound Madison Avenue on-ramp. The incident report by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) stated the collision occurred when an SUV swerved into a gasoline tanker truck that was hauling diesel fuel. 

Federal Motorcycle Safety Plan

In 2019, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released a five-year safety plan to address the issue of motorcycle safety on our nation’s highways. It was noted in the report that motorcycle fatalities had reached their highest level in more than 35 years. In 2017, 5,172 riders were killed compared to 2,116 in 1997. The past 20 years saw a 144% increase in fatalities among motorcyclists. 

Heatstroke Prevention Campaign Underway

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), which operates under the U.S. Department of Transportation, is urging parents and caregivers of young children to remember to “Look Before You Lock.” This campaign is geared toward heatstroke prevention as we head into the warmer months.

Construction Zone Auto Accident in Redding

On Wednesday, April 28, 2021, two people were injured in an automobile collision on Bechelli Lane in Redding, California. The crash involved two Ford trucks – an F150 and an F450. Initial reports say the F150 crashed into the rear of the slower-moving F450. 

Nadine Avenue Collision Caused When Driver Attempts a U-Turn

A two-vehicle collision in Modesto on May 2 resulted in the death of one person. The collision claimed the life of a 76-year-old resident of Ceres at around 12:05 p.m. along Nadine Avenue, which is west of Musick Avenue. According to the police report by the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the man was in his Nissan sedan and had stopped along the curb of Nadine Avenue going eastbound and didn’t spot a Honda sedan, which pulled out to perform a U-turn and broadsided the Nissan. 

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