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Collision Statistics for Chico

As one of the largest cities in Northern California and a major hub for the surrounding area, Chico is a lively and bustling place. Naturally, so much activity comes along with a fair amount of vehicle traffic. Residents know that Chico can sometimes see heavy traffic and, unfortunately, where vehicles travel, there is usually a risk of serious car accidents. Chico has been the location of thousands of injury-causing car accidents in the past decade. While it is not always possible to avoid an auto accident, drivers can reduce their chance of being injured during a crash by learning about collisions in their area. Chico drivers may be interested in the following data regarding local accidents.

Chico Area Crash Injures One

According to Butte County California Highway Patrol (CHP), a serious car accident took place near Chico on Monday, February 25, 2019. The crash reportedly left one woman with injuries that required treatment at a nearby hospital. Whether or not the woman was in critical condition at the time of the crash has not been reported. Additionally, hospital staff have not reported updates on her status. The collision involved two vehicles, and CHP investigators say they are looking into possible causes of the accident. As a response to the accident, CHP warned drivers to practice extra caution while operating their vehicles during rainy weather or on wet roadways.

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Highway 99 Sees Drastic Increase in Accidents

According to a report released by the Chico California Highway Patrol (CHP), there has been a dramatic increase in the number of accidents on Highway 99 over the last year. The report, released on Wednesday, February 20, 2019, said that, since November 2017, the highway has seen a 37 percent increase in auto accidents. Officers say that they suspect an influx of population after Paradise residents lost their homes in the Camp Fire may be a contributing factor in the dramatic increase of highway crashes. Reportedly, CHP is working with Cal Trans to improve safety on the freeway.

Head-On Chico Crash Causes Major Injuries

California Highway Patrol (CHP) officers reported that a serious auto accident occurred near Chico on Tuesday, February 19, 2019. The crash involved two separate vehicles and took place in a rural location of Butte County. Reports stated that the crash left two people with major injuries. The injured parties were identified as a 35-year-old woman and 26-year-old man, both from Chico. Updates on their conditions have not been made available. Officers have stated that what caused the accident is currently unclear and CHP is conducting an investigation in order to determine the factors involved in the crash.

New 2019 California Driving Laws

As the new year rolls in and Chico residents prepare to follow through with their resolutions, area drivers can also expect a new set of vehicle-related regulations for California roadways. These changes were approved by the state legislators in 2018 and will be enforced by all state authorities effective on January 1, 2019. The laws include new provisions for license plates, smog testing, motorized scooters, driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol, and more. Because these new laws will affect the lives of most people who use California roads, Chico residents may want to get familiar with some of the more important ones as the new year begins.

Chico Crash Hospitalizes Young Child

Local authorities stated that a serious car accident happened near Chico on Wednesday, December 12, 2018. California Highway Patrol (CHP) officers said that the accident took place during the morning and involved five vehicles including a commercial big-rig. The accident injured four people, one of them a 6-year-old Chico resident. While the three adult drivers involved in the accident only suffered minor injuries, the child reportedly suffered major injuries during the collision. The most recent available updates report that she is still in critical condition at the UC Davis medical center in Sacramento.

Chico Trucking Crash Injures One

According to local reports, a major auto accident was reported in Chico on Tuesday, November 27, 2018. Authorities at the California Highway Patrol (CHP) stated that the collision involved two vehicles, a pickup truck and a large, commercial big-rig. The accident reportedly took place on an area highway and left a 50-year-old Chico man with serious injuries. The injured man was taken to a nearby hospital to be given medical treatment. However, updates on the injured man’s condition have not yet been made available by hospital staff. The accident is still being investigated by CHP, who hope to determine what causal factors caused the collision.

Chico Motorcycle Crash Hospitalizes TwoChico Police Department (CPD) officials reported that a serious vehicle accident took place in the northern area of the city on Sunday, November 4, 2018. Officers stated that the traumatic crash took place between a motorcycle and a pickup truck. Both the driver of the truck and motorcycle were reportedly left with serious injuries that required treatment at a hospital. Reports also indicated that the motorcyclist remained at the hospital and was still in critical condition as of the afternoon of Monday, November 5, 2018. The two injured individuals were identified by police reports as Zackery Summers, a 26-year-old man who had been riding the motorcycle, and Tong Lee, the 59-year-old male driver of the pickup truck.

Crash Information

Chico Car Accident

Chico Accident Decedent Identified – On Wednesday, October 24, 2018, authorities of the Butte County Sheriff’s Office identified a man who lost his life in a recent accident that took place near Chico. The man was identified as 28-year-old Daniel Fenker. Authorities noted that Fenker’s driver’s license listed an address in Soquel, a small community located near the city of Santa Cruz. According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the crash took place on Tuesday, October 23, 2018, near the Chico Veterans Memorial Hall.

My sincere condolences are extended to Fenker’s loved ones and friends as they mourn their terrible and sudden loss.