Sacramento Two-Vehicle Crash on Bradshaw Road

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March 22, 2019
Edward Smith

Sacramento Two-Vehicle Crash on Bradshaw Road

A Sacramento two-vehicle crash occurred recently along Bradshaw Road that involved a Toyota Sienna and an unknown 4-door vehicle, resulting in injuries. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported that the collision occurred at about 10:15 in the evening along Bradshaw just north of Jackson Road. Following the accident, one vehicle was left partially blocking the southbound lane on Bradshaw, while the other was blocking the northbound lane. One of the vehicles ended up in a ditch, which required a tow truck to remove it.

At Least One Injury Reported

According to the CHP report, an ambulance was called for unknown injuries incurred in the crash. An investigation will be conducted by the CHP to determine fault in the collision and why it occurred. Whether the use of drugs or alcohol contributed to the crash is unknown at this time.

Causes of a Sacramento Two-Vehicle Crashes

Driver error is the major cause of a Sacramento two-vehicle crashes, although other factors may contribute to an accident. Some of the major causes include:

  • Speeding: Speeding in the United States contributed to more than 9,700 fatalities in 2017. Some of the ways in which speeding results in accidents and injuries are that it reduces the effectiveness of seat restraints makes it more likely the driver will lose control and increases the force of a collision.
  • Drunk driving: In 2017, drunk driving killed one person every 48 minutes. A driver who is legally drunk (0.08 on a Breathalyzer test) exhibits poor coordination, ability to reason, self-control and judgment, which can lead to a Sacramento two-vehicle crash.
  • Distracted driving: Distracted driving has become more of a problem among motorists, even though California does not allow hands-on operation of a cell phone. Texting or talking on a cell phone is a major cause of distracted driving, although any activity that takes the motorist’s focus from the road can contribute to a crash.
  • Weather conditions: Slick roads caused by rain, sleet or snow can cause a Sacramento two-vehicle crash. Having tires on a vehicle that can grip the road well is important as well as proceeding cautiously.
  • Fatigued driving: Driving while sleepy can cause motorists to nod off or be unable to focus their whole attention on operating a motor vehicle.

Following a Sacramento Two-Vehicle Crash

A personal injury lawyer’s job includes negotiations with your insurance company. If taking the case to court is necessary to help you recover damages, the lawyer will conduct his or her own investigation into the accident. An investigation not only includes witness accounts and the police report. The attorney has the ability to have accident reconstruction performed and use expert witnesses to show a jury that your accident was due to someone else’s negligence, letting you concentrate on getting well without financial worry.

Sacramento Car Accident Lawyers

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento car accident lawyer. In two-vehicle collisions, the drivers often dispute who was at fault. Having an experienced lawyer on your side can help you obtain the compensation you need to pay for your injury expenses, lost wages and additional costs. Please give me a call at (916) 921-6400 for my free and friendly advice. Our toll-free number is (800) 404-5400 for those who live throughout Northern California. Others prefer to use the online form to get in touch with me at

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