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Interstate 5 Two-Vehicle Crash Causes Injuries

A two-vehicle crash on December 7 caused an injury to one person along Interstate 5 northbound near exit 518. It happened at the connection with US 50 in Sacramento. The accident occurred shortly before 4:30 in the afternoon, according to the report by the Sacramento Highway Patrol (CHP) and involved a Nissan Altima and Toyota Prius. The collision occurred when the Nissan struck the center divider and then came back to the right-hand side of the road and hit the Toyota. It was reported that an older man involved in the collision was injured. Both vehicles blocked the roadway while one of the cars was removed by a tow truck. The accident is under investigation by the CHP to determine how it happened and to place fault.

State Route 99 Sacramento Accident

A Sacramento accident with injuries was reported on December 5 along State Route 99 northbound just south of the westbound Florin Road off-ramp. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported that the accident, which occurred shortly after 5:30 in the afternoon, involved a Nissan Versa and white pickup truck. After the collision, the number one lane was blocked while emergency medical personnel arrived to assess the injuries. At least one of the vehicles collided with a guardrail following the initial collision. Two flatbed tow trucks arrived at the accident scene to remove both vehicles. One individual was transported to Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento Medical Center by emergency responders with the Sacramento Fire Department with reported rib injuries. The extent of the person’s injuries has yet to be reported at this time.

Woman Injured in Vehicular Crash on Watt Avenue

A vehicular accident on December 5 in Sacramento at 6:13 in the evening caused injury to a woman involved in the crash. The accident occurred on Northbound Watt Avenue in the vicinity of U.S. 50 West. According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the crash involved two vehicles, a Honda Accord and a Nissan Frontier. The woman was having difficulty breathing and complained of unspecified pain. A tow truck and Sacramento Fire rescue personnel were called to the crash site. Both vehicles were on the right-hand side of the highway after the crash. The CHP is actively investigating the vehicular accident as to cause and to determine fault. It is unknown at this time whether drugs or alcohol were involved. No arrests have been made. 

Pickup Rear-Ended in High-Speed Collision Near Airport Boulevard

A high-speed collision along Interstate 5 northbound near the Airport Boulevard off-ramp occurred on December 2. A woman in a sedan was reported to have crashed into the back of a pickup truck. According to witness reports, the sedan had been swerving prior to the traffic collision. According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), both vehicles were in the center divide, and the accident involved a Toyota Corolla, which struck a Dodge Ram pickup. A tow truck was called to remove the pickup because of severe damage to its axle, and a flatbed trailer was needed to haul it away. Emergency responders arrived at the scene to assess injuries in the crash. There has been no word yet concerning the nature or intensity of the injuries. The high-speed collision is under investigation to see how the crash occurred and to place fault.

Driver Trapped Inside Vehicle After Sacramento Collision

An unconscious driver was found trapped in their car after a December 2 single-vehicle collision along Florin Road. The Sacramento Fire Department was summoned to the scene to extricate the driver. Officers with the Sacramento Police Department also responded to the accident, which occurred shortly after noon between 21st Street and Tam O Shanter Way. They discovered the driver unresponsive but still breathing. The driver was transported to a nearby hospital, and no further information has been released yet as to the patient’s condition. The vehicle involved was a black SUV, which was found crashed on the side of the road facing traffic and may have spun out due to the rain and wet streets.

Sacramento Intersection Accident Injures Four

An intersection accident at Gateway Park Boulevard and Terracina Drive on November 29 caused injuries to four individuals. The incident occurred at approximately 1:00 in the morning. Three ambulances were summoned to the scene to transport the injured to a local hospital. The Sacramento Police Department and the Sacramento Fire Department arrived at the accident site to find two vehicles blocking a portion of the intersection. Both vehicles sustained significant damage, with one having been hit on the passenger side. According to reports, a fire hydrant was also damaged. Police noted that airbags were deployed in both vehicles. All southbound lanes remained closed until cleanup efforts were completed. Tow trucks were needed to remove the vehicles and debris from the roadway. At this time, an investigation is underway as to the cause of the accident and to assign fault. It is uncertain if drugs or alcohol were involved.

Sacramento Multiple-Vehicle Accident Causes Injuries

A multiple-vehicle accident in Sacramento along Interstate 5 southbound occurred on November 30. It resulted in an injured person being transported to a local hospital. The accident happened around 5:00 in the afternoon just south of J Street, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), and involved four vehicles. It was reported that the fourth vehicle, which had both front and rear-end damage, continued on and exited the highway at Q Street. The other vehicles involved in the collision were a Nissan Sentra, a 2005 Dodge Dakota, and a Ford truck. The accident occurred in the number two lane and blocked the third lane while tow trucks arrived to remove at least two of them from the accident scene. The injured person was transported by medical personnel to Mercy General Hospital for treatment and further evaluation.

Traffic Collision on Stockton Boulevard in Sacramento

A recent traffic collision along US 50 westbound at the Stockton Boulevard off-ramp in Sacramento resulted in injury. The accident was reported around 4:10 in the afternoon when a witness to the crash called it into the California Highway Patrol (CHP). The crash involved a Nissan King Cab XE pickup and a Toyota Yaris. At least one of the vehicles had to be towed from the scene. The roadway was reopened around 4:45 p.m. The CHP is conducting an investigation into the ramp collision to determine how it happened and to assign fault. There is no word yet whether drugs or alcohol were involved. The nature and severity of the injury is unknown at this time. 

Autonomous Vehicle Safety Questioned in Federal Ruling

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) called Uber’s autonomous vehicle safety culture ineffective in a ruling handed down on November 19. The ruling was in reference to an accident that occurred in March 2018 when one of Uber’s test vehicles hit and killed a woman crossing the road. Robert Sumwalt, Chairman of the Board, said that Uber relied on the backup driver in this case rather than using an emergency braking system built into the vehicle. He also said that Uber did not monitor its cars on a continuous basis, nor did their vehicles have the automatic braking ability. The NTSB urged government agencies to become involved in regulating autonomous vehicle testing in the United States.

Telephone Pole Crashes on Top of Car Due to Downed Wire

An injury occurred to a motorist along Winding Way on November 17 when a telephone pole fell on top of their car. The accident was reported by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) as happening around 8:27 in the evening. A man driving a Buick sedan was discovered in the bike lane. The reporting person said that a wire was down, and the telephone pole had fallen in front of them. The motorist who was injured told police that he was driving along in the Arden Arcade area, and the downed wire caught on his vehicle, and a pole came down on top of his Lexus. Officers with the CHP discovered that one pole was broken at the base, while another was down in the middle. The Sacramento Municipal Utility District was contacted, and police were advised that the pole belonged to AT&T. Emergency responders with the Sacramento Fire Department were called to assess injuries. The CHP is investigating to see what caused the accident.