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Crossover Crash on Watt Avenue

Crossover Crash on Watt Avenue

I’m Ed Smith, a car accident lawyer in Sacramento. An early morning crash along Watt Avenue on April 17 caused a car to flip over the center divider, colliding with another vehicle. Although officers with the California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported that the airbags had deployed during the crossover collision, injuries still resulted. The accident occurred shortly before 8:00 in the morning near the intersection of Watt Avenue and Fair Oaks Boulevard. It was reported that an unidentified red sedan passed over the center divider and crashed into a gray SUV. Following the collision, one vehicle was stationary in the center divider, while the other blocked the northbound lanes of Watt Avenue. Rescue personnel from the Sacramento Fire Department arrived to help those who were injured in the crash. 

Crossover Crash

Car Accidents and Fatalities Increasing in California

Car Accidents and Fatalities Increasing in California

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento auto accident lawyer. Car accidents are increasing in California along with fatalities, according to the National Safety Council. Driver error and unsafe driving practices contribute to the rise, despite safety measures in place across the state. We all know that cell phone usage while driving has increased the number of auto accidents. It is hard to drive anywhere without noticing another motorist on their cell phone. We might be guilty of the same thing ourselves. Other causes of car accidents remain the same. Those causes include people driving drunk or otherwise impaired, motorists speeding and individuals driving while tired.

Reasons for Traffic Collisions

A Sacramento Crash May Be Alcohol or Drug Related

Sacramento Crash May Be Alcohol or Drug Related

I’m Sacramento car accident lawyer Ed Smith. An April 17 crash between an older model Ford pickup and water truck along eastbound Jackson Road caused an injury to one of the individuals involved. At the time of this report, no further bulletins as to the identity of that person have been released. Alcohol or drug consumption as a factor in the crash was not ruled out by authorities. No one was charged with drunk or impaired driving at the accident site. 

Accident Details

Two-Vehicle Collision on U.S. 50 at 16th Street Causes Major Injuries

Two-Vehicle Collision on U.S. 50 at 16th Street Causes Major Injuries

I’m Sacramento car accident lawyer Ed Smith. An April 14 collision between two vehicles along US 50 eastbound caused significant injuries to one person. The accident happened just after 8:00 in the morning along US 50 and the 16th Street on-ramp when a 2014 black Chevy Cruze and white Ford Fusion collided, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP)Following the collision, both vehicles ended up along the right-hand side of the road, partially blocking one lane. The Chevy was reported as having Missouri license plates. At least one individual was reported as having significant injuries and was taken by ambulance to the UC Davis Medical Center for treatment. Officers were at the scene of the crash to determine the cause of the accident; however, no more information has been released at this time.

High Number of Traffic Collisions in Sacramento and Surrounding County

State Route 99 Crash Reported as Serious

State Route 99 Crash Reported as Serious

I’m Sacramento car accident lawyer Ed Smith. An early morning crash on April 12 between two vehicles along State Route 99 in South Sacramento caused injuries after one of the cars reportedly overturned multiple times. The accident was reported shortly before 8:00 during the morning commute at the Sutterville Road exit ramp along State Route 99 between a Toyota Yaris and a black Dodge Avenger. According to a report by the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the collision caused the Dodge to collide with a tree. An off-duty officer who witnessed the crash reported that one of the vehicles involved in the accident overturned several times before coming to a rest. The slow lane was blocked due to the collision, and an ambulance was called to attend to those who were injured. No word has been released on the names or conditions of those who were involved in the crash.

Off-Ramp Accidents

Delayed Symptoms After a Car Accident

Delayed Symptoms After a Car Accident

I’m Sacramento car accident lawyer Ed Smith. One of the reasons people are encouraged to visit a physician or seek other medical treatment after a car accident is because of delayed injury symptoms. While some injury symptoms appear right away after a car accident, others may not present themselves until days or weeks later.

What Symptoms May Be Delayed Following a Car Crash?

Roadway Repairs on I-5 Will Last Three Years

Roadway Repairs on I-5 Will Last Three Years

I’m Sacramento car accident lawyer, Ed Smith. Commuters are going to see significant changes coming to I-5 as a long-term project starts to replace the old road and modernize it. As more and more people moved into the outlying areas surrounding downtown Sacramento, the I-5 corridor became inadequate to handle the flow of commuters. The project is expected to last for about three years, according to Caltrans. While commuters probably won’t be happy with the ongoing construction and traffic delays, the finished road should make it a much safer commute.

Adding a New Center Divide

Road Rage Linked to Crash in Sacramento

Road Rage Linked to Crash in Sacramento

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento car accident lawyer. A crash between two vehicles on April 10, 2018, in the city left one woman with serious injuries. The other driver left the scene without stopping. The crash occurred in the 7000 block of 26th Street near Elkhorn Boulevard shortly before 5:00 in the afternoon when a white Buick sedan, driven by an unidentified woman, was struck by a minivan. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported that the minivan, driven by a male, may have been chasing the sedan.

Driver Trapped in Vehicle

Trucker Hit by Kia on Shoulder of Interstate 80

Trucker Hit by Kia on Shoulder of Interstate 80

I’m Ed Smith, a car accident lawyer in Sacramento. A truck driver sustained injuries when he was hit by another car while attending to his box truck on the shoulder of Interstate 80 on April 8, 2018. This crash occurred just after 12:30 in the afternoon along eastbound I-80 near Antelope Road in the Citrus Heights area.  The truck driver was loading his vehicle along the side of the freeway with his hazard lights turned on when he was struck by a gray Kia sedan. The Kia sustained significant damage in the front end and right side. The injured truck driver was transported to the Sutter Roseville Medical Center for medical care, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP). A SigAlert was issued because of a lane closure caused by the accident. No word has been released on the condition of the truck driver or whether occupants of the Kia were injured in the crash.

Car Accidents Involving Disabled Vehicles

Multiple Vehicle Collision in Sacramento Intersection

Multiple Vehicle Collision in Sacramento Intersection

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento car accident lawyer. One person was injured in a multiple-vehicle accident at an intersection in Sacramento on April 5, 2018. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported the collision just before 8:00 in the morning along East Parkway and Florin Road near Southgate Plaza. The crash involved a brown Toyota, a white Honda Civic, and a black Ford Ranger. An ambulance was called to take one person to a near by hospital for medical treatment. 

Intersection Accidents in Sacramento

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