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Crash Causes Power Outage for 37,000 in Sacramento

A crash into a light pole in Sacramento left roughly 37,000 electric customers without power on October 15. The accident occurred at about 6:00 am, when a utility van left the road and drove onto the sidewalk where it hit the power pole at 68th Avenue and 24th Street, according to the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD). The van’s driver’s side was wrapped around the pole, making it difficult to remove. Crews began working on restoring power soon after the crash. A tow truck, called in to haul the van from the accident site, was left waiting until it could be removed from the pole. The utility said that the pole will need to be replaced as well as all the wiring attached to it. Some SMUD customers were back online as crews rerouted the electricity through the grid. The van’s driver was reported to not have been injured in the crash. Updates indicated that all SMUD customers had electricity restored by 9:00 a.m.

Intersection Crash Near Thai Restaurant in Downtown Sacramento

An intersection crash in downtown Sacramento at 12th and I streets resulted in hospitalization for three people on October 13. The injuries were not considered to be life-threatening. While the investigation into why the accident happened is ongoing, what we do know is this collision between an Uber vehicle and an SUV caused one of the vehicles to flip over on its roof. The intersection crash happened at a crossroad plagued by a flurry of such accidents in the last months. The owner of the Thai restaurant on one corner of the intersection spoke frankly about the situation, saying that at least he was not open for business when this latest crash occurred.

Two-Vehicle T-Bone Accident in Sacramento

A two-vehicle accident occurred on 65th Street at Rancho Adobe on October 12 at 2:01 a.m. Sacramento Police and Fire units were dispatched to the scene of the crash. It was necessary to extricate the injured from one of the vehicles. That vehicle sustained major damage to the driver’s side. The other vehicle, a red sedan, sustained major front-end damage and a crumpled hood. The injured were transported to a local hospital for evaluation and treatment. As of the time of this report, there has been no word as to the injuries or their severity. The police are investigating the two-vehicle accident to determine why and how it happened. 

Traffic Light Outage in Sacramento and Surrounding Area

A traffic light warning has been issued for areas of Sacramento Valley and Northern California because of the power outage by PG&E. Officials are saying that there are thousands of signals out in intersections as the second phase of power shutoffs are instituted, mostly in hilly sections around the Bay Area. According to officials with the California Highway Patrol (CHP) and Caltrans, motorists should treat these intersections as four-way stops and use extra caution. The public is being asked to not phone 911 about the outages, or call to see when the power is coming back on.

Study Looking Into Dangerous Roadways in Sacramento 

The problem of dangerous roadways in Sacramento is being studied by the city to improve safety for motorists, pedestrians and bicycle riders. It is no surprise to people who live and work here that Sacramento is at the top of the list by the California Office of Traffic Safety. The study will focus on the number of fatal or severe injury accidents that involve hit-and-runs, speeding, drunk driving and after dark incidents. The city is also ranked highest in the number of fatalities of children under the age of 15 while either bicycling or walking. Hopefully, implementing changes in the dangerous corridors and other roadways where accidents commonly occur will go a long way in reducing the number of injuries and fatalities.

I-80 Two-Vehicle Collision in Sacramento Causes Injuries

A Sacramento two-vehicle collision on October 3 along eastbound Interstate 80 sent one person to the hospital with injuries. The accident happened near the Norwood off-ramp between a Lexus and Chevy Equinox SUV shortly before 3:30 in the afternoon, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP). The Lexus ended up in the center divide, while the Chevy was blocking the number two lane, which interfered with traffic. One of the vehicles had a broken left rear wheel and axle from the crash, and a tow truck was needed to remove it. 

Travel Trailer Causes Chain-Reaction Crash in Sacramento

A crash during the morning hours in Sacramento on October 1 close to the P Street off-ramp on the Capital City Freeway southbound was caused by a driver in a 30-foot travel trailer. A representative of the California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported that the driver of the travel trailer crashed into a sedan from the rear. This resulted in a chain-reaction accident that involved five vehicles. The travel trailer driver said they were unfamiliar with the area’s traffic patterns. 

Sacramento Head-On Collision Injures Three People

A September 28 head-on collision in Sacramento seriously injured three people. The accident happened at the intersection of Cromwell Way and Florin Road at about 10:45 in the evening. According to a report by the Sacramento Police Department, at least one of the vehicles was speeding at the time of the crash. Both of the vehicles caught on fire after the impact of this high-speed collision. Both drivers suffered critical injuries in the accident, while a passenger in one vehicle was reported to have moderate injuries. The Sacramento police are in charge of an investigation into the crash to determine how it occurred and to assign fault. 

Multiple-Vehicle Accident on I-5 in Sacramento

A multiple-vehicle accident on September 24 occurred along Interstate 5 northbound that resulted in at least one injury. It happened just south of the State Route 99 south and Interstate 5 connector around 11:00 in the morning, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP) report. The person who called in the accident to authorities said they were unsure how many vehicles were involved except that two had gone off the roadway.