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Evening Crash by Motorcyclist on Watt Avenue Caused Major Injury

A major injury motorcycle accident happened in North Highlands on June 7. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) was notified that a motorcyclist had crashed in the southbound lanes of Watt Avenue and Orange Grove Avenue around 6:32 in the evening. Sacramento Fire Department first responders arrived at the accident scene to find out that the motorcyclist had suffered major injuries in the crash. 

Watt Avenue Intersection Crash Causes Injuries 

Major injuries were suffered by a motorcyclist in North Highlands on April 17 after colliding with a vehicle. The accident was reported around 1:25 in the afternoon at the Watt Avenue intersection with Van Owen Street. According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP) report, the motorcycle rider was lane splitting before the crash occurred with an unspecified vehicle. 

Madison Avenue Accident Injures Bicyclist in Collision With Pickup 

A bicycle rider suffered a major injury in North Highlands on December 4 following an accident with a pickup truck. The accident happened around 4:46 p.m. at Madison Avenue and Auburn Boulevard, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP) report. The roadway remained closed for around an hour while the CHP investigated the scene, and the injured pedestrian was assessed by first responders with the Sacramento Fire Department. The driver of the vehicle who struck the pedestrian remained at the scene. It was not reported what hospital the pedestrian was transported to for additional care.

Elkhorn Boulevard and McDermott Way Site of Bicyclist Injury

On August 19 at a North Highlands intersection, a bicyclist injury resulted after the cyclist was struck by a motor vehicle. The police report by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) stated that the accident occurred around 1:27 in the afternoon at the intersection of Elkhorn Boulevard and McDermott Way. Emergency responders with the Sacramento Fire Department arrived at the scene and discovered that the bicycle rider, described as an adult male, had suffered a major injury. 

Hit-and-Run Driver Reportedly Caused Accident at Intersection

An intersection collision between two vehicles in North Highlands injured one woman, while the other motorist fled the scene on July 16. The accident was reported around 10:43 a.m. at Elkhorn Boulevard and Watt Avenue and involved a Nissan Altima and Pontiac Vibe. The woman in the Pontiac told officers with the California Highway Patrol (CHP) that the other driver had been acting recklessly prior to the accident by speeding and then braking. 

Automobile Maintenance for Safety

While only a small percentage of automobile accidents can be blamed solely on vehicle maintenance issues, it still makes good sense to make sure that any part that could cause trouble on the roads is addressed before that happens. Here we offer some auto maintenance tips with the goal of accident avoidance.  Examples of maintenance items that could lead to a collision include tire blowout, faulty or worn brakes, electrical issues, or engine failure.

Pedestrian Casualties are Higher than Ever Before

Approximately 6,000 pedestrians per year are killed by moving vehicles.  Thousands of others are severely injured.  More pedestrians were killed on American roads in 2018 than at any time within the past 30 years.  According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), overall highway fatalities dropped nearly two and a half percent in 2018, but reported pedestrian deaths increased by almost three and a half percent.  Alarmingly, the 6283 reported pedestrian deaths in 2018 represent a 53% increase from 2009.

Requirements for a Minor’s Case

California law has different requirements for settling a case for a minor versus an adult.  If the settlement is over a certain dollar amount, the matter must be reviewed and approved by the court.  The money is often required to be placed in a restricted account until the minor reaches the age of majority (18).

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