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Two-Vehicle Accident on River Road Sends Two People to the Hospital

Several people were transported to a hospital following a two-vehicle accident on September 22, southeast of Elk Grove. The collision occurred in a T-bone accident between an Audi and Honda CRV around 7:25 in the evening along River Road. The accident blocked the slow lane for some time until the scene was cleared. 

Honda Settlement – Over $11 Million

On August 25, 2020, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced that a settlement had been reached in Honda/Takata airbag cases in the state.  American Honda Motor Company, Inc. and Honda of America Manufacturing, Inc. (Honda) agreed to pay $11.375 million to conclude lawsuits that allege the company hid information regarding defects that resulted in safety issues in the front airbag systems manufactured and designed by Takata Corporation.  Those faulty airbags were installed in particular Acura and models sold in the U.S. California’s settlement was reached in tandem with related multi-state settlements.  

September is Pedestrian Safety Month

As we all are acutely aware, many events are on hold this year due to the pandemic.  September is still designated as Pedestrian Safety Month, however, there are no big public service campaigns for 2020.  We can look to last year for evergreen tips from the Elk Grove Police Department, who worked in conjunction with the California Office of Traffic Safety to promote pedestrian awareness and safe behaviors.

Six Vehicles in Major Accident Near Exit Ramp

A major accident in Elk Grove on August 19 resulted in injury. It was reported by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) as occurring around 6:34 in the morning along northbound State Route 99 just south of the exit ramp for Grant Line Road. Six vehicles were involved, including several SUVs and pickups, a van and a sedan. 

Bruceville Road in Elk Grove Area Site of Tractor Collision

A farm tractor accident with a motor vehicle happened in a rural area of Elk Grove on July 16 and resulted in minor injuries. The collision, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), occurred around 6:26 in the morning along Bruceville Road just south of Eschinger Road and involved a Nissan Rogue. Sacramento Fire Department emergency responders were called to the scene to assess injuries. A tow truck was required to remove the car. The CHP is investigating to determine how the car and farm tractor accident occurred.

Old Cars Can Become New Friends

There are a number of advantages to driving an older vehicle.  Driving a “vintage” car may be seen by some as a humbling experience, but humility is a positive trait.  Purchasing an old car is an eco-friendly decision, and their maintenance requirements facilitate a sense of responsibility. Some old cars are known for their longevity, such as Toyota Camrys from the 1990s and Volvo wagons even older than that.  As long as you do your research and find a car with good mechanical bones, adequate safety features, and postive crash test data, an old car just may become your new best friend.

Pick-up Driver Trapped in Overturned Vehicle After Head-On Crash

A head-on collision occurred on northbound Grant Line Road just north of Calvine Road near Elk Grove on June 26 at 5:18 in the evening. The head-on collision involved a black pickup truck and a minivan. According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the pickup driver was driving recklessly before the accident, and the vehicle overturned during the crash. At first, the driver was trapped in the pickup, but the male motor vehicle operator was extricated by emergency personnel. The minivan had major front end damage after the head-on collision. Both vehicles needed to be towed from the accident scene. At the time of this report, only minor injuries have been reported. The investigation by the CHP is currently ongoing. 

Elk Grove Resident Rewarded for Saving Three People from a Burning Truck

For his selfless bravery, a man from Elk Grove is being rewarded the prestigious Carnegie Medal after he rescued a family from their burning truck several years ago. The Carnegie Medal is awarded to Americans and Canadians who put their lives at risk to save or attempt to rescue others. Honorees are given a financial grant in addition to the medal. Established by philanthropist and industrialist Andrew Carnegie, the fund has awarded $41.8 million in grants, death benefits, scholarship aids and assistance since it was established 116 years ago.

Understanding the Practice of Yoga

The practice of yoga incorporates exercise, a mind-body connection, meditation, breath control, and movements that help with balance, stability, and strength. The mental aspect of yoga is as, or maybe more important than the physical fitness aspect.  It is a great resource for addressing stress and anxiety.  It can also promote relaxation.  All of these components make yoga a helpful tool for those suffering from chronic pain.

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