Sacramento Injury Crash Occurs at 62nd Street Intersection

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April 04, 2024
Edward Smith

Woman Trapped in Vehicle in Sacramento Injury Crash

A Sacramento injury crash occurred at a 62nd Street intersection on April 3. The accident occurred at about 7:46 a.m. at the crossroads of Fruitridge Road. When emergency responders with the Sacramento Fire Department arrived at the scene, they discovered a T-bone crash with another vehicle

Sacramento Injury Crash Extricated From Vehicle by Firefighters

A woman was trapped inside a vehicle and had to be extricated by firefighters. After being freed from her vehicle, she was transported to a hospital. Authorities are determining the cause of the collision and will be assigning fault.

Understanding T-Bone Collisions

A T-bone collision, often referred to as a side-impact crash, occurs when one vehicle impacts the side of another. The fault can lie with either driver, depending on the specific circumstances of the accident. However, these collisions often result in serious injuries because of the vulnerability of the sides of a vehicle. Commonly, these incidents take place at intersections under scenarios such as:

  • A vehicle disregards a red light, colliding broadside with another vehicle that has the right of way.
  • Misjudgment of traffic signals can lead a driver to initiate a left turn prematurely or to proceed under the mistaken belief that their light is green, resulting in a side-impact collision.
  • Illegal or improperly executed U-turns can provoke T-bone collisions, particularly in busy traffic.
  • Exiting a driveway or parking space without adequately checking for incoming traffic can also lead to a T-bone crash.

Injuries in the Aftermath of T-Bone Collisions

Side impact in a Sacramento injury crash is violent, often crushing the vehicle and causing serious trauma, especially to the passengers in the back seat. Some of the common types of injuries that occur include the following:

  • Head and brain injuries: Should occupants hit their heads against the interior parts like the dashboard, windows, or windshield during the collision, serious trauma can result.
  • Whiplash, or cervical strain/sprain: This type of injury is caused by the jerking motion of the head during impact.
  • Bone fractures: Broken bones are common in such accidents and can occur anywhere in the body, but especially in the legs, hips, and pelvis due to the side impact. 
  • Back and spinal cord injuries: Herniated discs or even paralysis can be caused by the intense impact.

Compensation Recovery in a Sacramento Injury Crash

Many people are faced with financial difficulties when they’ve been injured in an accident. They not only have to deal with the cost of their medical expenses, they can lose wages from the inability to work. By filing an injury claim against the negligent driver, they can recover:

  • Recoverable medical expenses are all of those caused by your collision. Possible expenses include hospitalization, ambulance fees, doctor’s bills, surgeries, and rehabilitation or physical therapy afterward.
  • Recoverable wages are those you lost because of your injury. Some people don’t get paid if they are off work. Others use their sick leave or vacation time. Those are recoverable, including the value of your job perks such as tips, bonuses and pension and insurance benefits.
  • Your injury lawyer can estimate compensation for your pain and suffering. This type of compensation covers both your physical and emotional trauma.

Car Accident Attorney in Sacramento

I am Ed Smith, a car accident lawyer in Sacramento. If you suffered injuries in a traffic collision that wasn’t your fault, consider speaking with an injury attorney to explore potential compensation claims. For complimentary, no-obligation advice, contact us at (800) 404-5400 or (916) 921-6400. Alternatively, complete our short online form to contact us.

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