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Common Types of Auto Accident Injuries

Data from UC Berkeley traffic research shows that Redding saw almost 5,000 car injury accidents in the last ten years. These crashes caused nearly 7,000 injuries that ranged in severity from minor trauma to fatalities. While it may not be likely that you will be injured in a car collision on any given trip to work or run an errand, it only takes one auto accident to cause severe trauma that can affect your life and the lives of the people who depend on you. Many people don’t know what sorts of injuries that accidents are likely to cause. This blog takes a look at some of the most common serious car accident injuries.

Motorcyclist Injured in Redding Highway Crash

California Highway Patrol (CHP) reports indicate that one man suffered serious injuries during a recent area collision. The accident happened on Friday, March 1, 2019, at a highway location to the south of Redding. According to information from CHP, the crash involved two vehicles, a motorcycle and an SUV. Specific details about the nature of the motorcyclist’s injuries were unavailable, but respondents stated that his trauma was not considered life-threatening. Traffic data shows that the crash caused serious delays for morning commuters heading into Redding. Officers of CHP say that they are still investigating this accident in order to determine what factors may have been involved.

Auburn Considers New Highway Safety Project

Caltrans reported potential plans for a safety project in a meeting on Wednesday, February 20, 2019. The plan aims to make a particularly dangerous portion of highway in Auburn more safe for local and commuting drivers. The plan would construct a large concrete median between the south and northbound lanes of Highway 49. In addition to the median, the plan would also add roundabouts on intersections located on Lorenson and Lone Star Roads. Caltrans stated during the meeting that the goal of the project is to reduce the high number of dangerous accidents that happen on the local highway.

Dangerous Traffic Violations in Redding

Some car accidents are unavoidable because they are caused by factors outside the control of drivers. As an example, a vehicle part such as a tire or accelerator pedal may malfunction or break, causing a car to swerve off of the roadway. Other accidents are caused by defects in the road or other driving hazards like animals crossing over a highway. However, the vast majority of crashes take place because of traffic violations committed by drivers. Traffic laws help keep roads safe, and when drivers ignore them, they put themselves and others in grave danger. Those who live in Redding may be interested in learning about some of the traffic violations that have caused accidents in their city.

Understanding Cervical Sprain Injuries

One of the most common injuries that people suffer after a car accident is cervical sprains. These injuries are commonly called whiplash and happen when major strain is put on the neck. It’s common for accident survivors to suffer cervical sprains because of the neck’s ability to move freely with no protection at the time of an injury. Cervical sprains can be overlooked but are often significant. Aside from causing chronic pain, they can also lead to further issues in the brain if they are left untreated. Because these injuries are so common in car accidents and elsewhere, it is good to know a bit more about how they happen, what symptoms are involved, and how to care for them.

Common Serious Auto Accident Injuries

Information published by research groups at UC Berkeley shows that Redding was the location of almost 5,000 injury-causing auto accidents between 2007 and 2018. These collisions caused over 6,500 injuries that ranged from minor to fatal in severity. While it may be unlikely that you will be involved in a car accident on any given commute to work or trip to the store, a single accident can be the cause of serious injuries that can dramatically change the way you and your family live. Despite this, many people don’t know about the serious types of injuries that car accidents are liable to cause. This article contains helpful information about some severe types of car accident injuries that commonly affect people who are involved in collisions.

Redding Collision Injures Motorized Wheelchair Driver

Redding Police Department (RPD) officers reported a serious auto accident on Monday, January 14, 2018. The crash involved a passenger vehicle and a pedestrian who had been using an electric wheelchair. Officials who responded to the accident said that the pedestrian, identified as 54-year-old Redding man Genaro Maravilla, received serious injuries during the incident. The most recent reports stated that Maravilla was in the care of a local hospital where his condition was listed as critical.

Redding Crash Hospitalizes Seven

California Highway Patrol (CHP) officer Tim Hinkson stated that an auto accident in Redding injured multiple people on Sunday, December 23, 2018. While details about their injuries have not been reported, Hinkson confirmed that seven people were transported to various hospitals in the area to receive emergency treatment and injuries ranged from moderate to severe. The accident involved only two vehicles. Local reports indicated that the crash caused major traffic after officials shut down the collision area to passing cars. The CHP said their investigators are still trying to find out what factors may have caused this traumatic crash.

Redding Crash Hospitalizes Three

The Redding Police Department (RPD) stated that a car accident occurred on Saturday, December 15, 2018, injuring three people. Two of the injured individuals reportedly suffered severe trauma, but all three were transported to a nearby hospital to receive care. Updates regarding the conditions of the two severely injured accident survivors have not been released by hospital staff so far. Additionally, RPD said they are not sure what factors may have been involved in the accident and are currently conducting an investigation into possible collision causes.

Redding Highway Crash Causes Injuries

Officials of California Highway Patrol (CHP) have stated that a local car accident left multiple people with serious injuries. The collision reportedly occurred on Wednesday, December 5, 2018. The accident took place on a highway location within Redding while it was dark outside. Officers noted that the crash happened not long after another collision took place in the same area. However, no injuries were reported in the prior crash. Updates on the conditions of the injured individuals have not yet been reported, and CHP says that their investigators are still looking into this case to find out what may have caused the crash.