Sacramento Multi-Vehicle Ramp Crash

Sacramento Multi-Vehicle Ramp Crash

Sacramento multi-vehicle ramp crash

Sacramento Multi-Vehicle Ramp Crash – A multi-vehicle ramp crash occurred shortly before noon on October 9, 2018, on Auburn Boulevard near Cowden Terrace that resulted in serious injuries to at least one person and blocked several lanes of traffic. The collision happened between a Honda, a Ford, and a Chevy when one of the vehicles reportedly ran a red light on Watt Avenue, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP). An ambulance was called to transport the injured person to a hospital. As of the time of this report, specifics about the injuries have not yet been announced by authorities.

Sacramento Multi-vehicle Ramp Crash Details

The accident occurred at the Business 80 off-ramp at 11:52 am in North Sacramento. Two of the vehicles that were involved were on the ramp when the third crashed into them in the westbound lanes. Tow trucks were required to remove at least two of the vehicles that were involved.

Ramp Accidents

A multi-vehicle ramp crash often happens either on entrance and exit ramps or when the vehicles are merging into traffic. On some ramps, stop lights are used to slow down merging traffic, particularly during rush hour and other busy times of the day and night. Thirty-six percent of all accidents occur when a vehicle is in the process of entering the ramp, while another 16 percent happen when an access road is being used. There are several reasons why ramp accidents happen:

  • Drivers negotiate ramps at a higher speed than allowed.
  • Motor vehicle operators weave in and out of traffic.
  • Poor road design that could involve city or state government or the designers of the ramp system.
  • Poor road maintenance, which can cause a vehicle to go out of its lane or strike another car.

Reckless Driving

Reckless driving is often responsible for a multi-vehicle ramp crash. Different types of reckless driving include:

  • Running a stop sign or light, which places others in danger.
  • Failing to yield the right-of-way.
  • Racing with another vehicle.
  • Driving while intoxicated or under the influence of drugs, whether illicit or legal.
  • Driving while distracted such as texting, eating or accessing GPS.

Wrong Way Ramp Accidents

Some multi-vehicle ramp crash accidents occur on ramps due to a driver entering in the opposite direction than the flow of traffic. Overall, about 350 people die each year in this country due to wrong way accidents. Some of the reasons for head-on crashes are drunk driving, distracted focus, being unfamiliar with the traffic flow, ramps that are not marked appropriately, bad lighting conditions or reckless drivers. If a bad design of the ramp is determined in the crash, it is important to file a claim in time. Since government claims must be filed within a six-month time period, having an experienced attorney on your side is essential.  

Sacramento Car Accident Lawyers

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