Sacramento Major Injury Crash Occurs on El Dorado Freeway 

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April 28, 2024
Edward Smith

U.S. 50 Traffic Affected by Sacramento Major Injury Crash

A Sacramento major injury crash involving five vehicles occurred in Sacramento on April 26. The accident resulted in major injuries to at least one person. The collision occurred around 6:43 p.m. along westbound U.S. 50 just west of the Stockton Boulevard off-ramp. 

Sacramento Major Injury Crash Involves Two Separate Incidents

Officers with the California Highway Patrol (CHP) initially reported the accident as a five-vehicle collision. It was later determined there were two accidents that occurred at the same time. One involved two vehicles, and the other three. They discovered three vehicles along the right-hand side of the highway. The other two were blocking lane number three. 

One Person Transported to Hospital Following Collision

Medics with the Sacramento Fire Department were called to the accident scene to evaluate injuries, including to a woman who struck her head and asked for medical care. An investigation by CHP traffic crash detectives will determine how the collisions occurred and assign fault.

Why You Need an Injury Lawyer Following an Accident Involving Multiple Vehicles

When a Sacramento major injury crash happens that involves multiple vehicles, more than one driver is generally at fault. Trauma in these accidents is often significant because a vehicle can be struck more than once from different directions. By using the services of an accident lawyer, the injured person can hold all of those drivers who were negligent. Some of the types of negligence in these accidents include:

  • Distracted driving
  • Speeding
  • Tailgating
  • Impairment
  • Fatigue

Is It Worthwhile to File a Personal Injury Claim?

Many people who experience a Sacramento major injury crash end up hospitalized, with rising medical bills, the pain and suffering caused by their trauma, and lost wages. By holding the negligent person responsible for your injuries, you can avoid financial distress and hold them accountable. Compensation that you can recover following an accident injury includes the following:

  • Medical expenses that you incurred because of your accident are recoverable, including hospital fees, physician bills, tests, treatments, surgeries and rehabilitation afterward. If your injury is still ongoing at settlement time, those are included.
  • Wages lost due to inability to work are recoverable. In addition to lost wages, you can recover compensation for job perks such as tips, bonuses, pensions and insurance benefits.
  • Compensation for your pain and suffering is for the physical and emotional trauma the accident caused you.

In this insightful video, Ed Smith, accident attorney, provides valuable advice on selecting the most suitable personal injury attorney for your needs:


Sacramento Car Collision Attorney

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento car collision attorney. At the offices of, we work hard to support people like you who have suffered injuries due to the carelessness of other drivers. With the potential for lost wages, escalating healthcare costs, and ongoing pain, it’s crucial to have a steadfast advocate by your side. We are here to provide you with the compassionate, free and friendly advice you need. Get in touch by dialing our main line at (916) 921-6400, or for those outside the local area, our toll-free number at (800) 404-5400. Alternatively, our online contact form is always available for your convenience.

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