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Home Sustains Structural Damage After Suspected DUI Crash

A home in Sacramento sustained structural damage when a vehicle plowed into it on January 9, 2020, at about 8:00 in the evening. The home is located in the 3100 hundred block of Normington Drive in the Northgate neighborhood. An SUV described only as dark-colored by police hit the corner of the house after crashing through a gate at the property. The SUVs airbags deployed after impact, and the vehicle had damage to its front end. The Sacramento Police Department activity log said that the driver was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the accident and was taken into custody. The crash did not result in injuries. Inspectors with the fire department reported that the home did sustain some structural damage due to the accident.  

Eastbound Interstate 80 Site of Multiple-Vehicle Accident

A multiple-vehicle accident happened in Sacramento on January 10 along eastbound Interstate 80 that caused minor injuries. Sacramento Fire emergency responders and the California Highway Patrol (CHP) were called to the accident scene around 4:19 pm just west of Interstate 5. When they arrived, it was discovered that a Dodge Ram 4X4 had caused a collision involving a Honda Accord, Mitsubishi, and Toyota sedan. One of the vehicles was found on top of another. The two left lanes of the highway were blocked with traffic backing up as far as the river. A SigAlert was issued to warn motorists to seek an alternate route. At least two of the vehicles had to be towed from the crash site. The CHP is investigating to see how the multiple-vehicle accident occurred. 

Rollover Accident in Walnut Grove 

A rollover accident on January 4, 2020, along Grand Island Road near Walnut Grove, resulted in the hospitalization of three people. Two of them were said to have suffered critical injuries. The accident occurred at about 7:00 in the morning when the driver of the vehicle lost control for an unknown reason, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP). Responders with the Sacramento Fire Department found the vehicle lying on its roof near the edge of the American River when they arrived. The vehicle had sustained significant damage.

New Traffic Laws in California for 2020

Now that 2020 is upon us, Sacramento residents, as well as other Californians, need to pay attention to new laws that are in effect. These laws deal with everything from drivers licenses to who is allowed in the HOV lane. It’s important to be aware of the changes because saying you didn’t know about the laws won’t help if you are pulled over. Let’s take a look at the new laws that will have an effect on you starting now.

Sacramento Traffic Collision on Highway 99

A Sacramento traffic collision that occurred on southbound State Route 99 resulted in major injuries on January 3 at 6:32 a.m. The crash occurred just north of the Sutterville Road exit ramp. According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the traffic collision involved two vehicles described as a silver Hyundai and dark-colored Mercedes sedan. The initial accident blocked the number one lane, and the vehicles ended up in the center divide. A third car crashed into the debris and also was in the center divide. The third vehicle was described by authorities as a black and white Smart car that sustained a tire blowout. Authorities noted that they were unable to make contact with the occupant of the Smart car. The Hyundai was said to have significant front-end damage. The Mercedes sustained moderate damage according to reports. The injured individual was transported by emergency responders to U.C. Davis Medical Center for further evaluation and treatment. 

Impaired Driving a Problem During the Holidays

The holiday impaired driving crackdown conducted by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) in 2019 ended up with 271 arrests. It encompassed a 30-hour enforcement period, including Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Every two hours, around 25 motorists were arrested by CHP officers for either being intoxicated or high. During the crackdown, all the available officers are deployed to help drivers and enhance enforcement. Although the period of enhanced enforcement was short compared to the previous three years, it still showed an increase in arrests and fatalities as compared to the period around the Thanksgiving holiday. 

Sacramento Traffic Collision on Watt Avenue

A crash along the Watt Avenue off-ramp of eastbound Highway 50 resulted in injuries on December 14.  According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), a black Chevy Cruz and a red Nissan Leaf were involved in the traffic collision. Emergency responders with Sacramento Fire were called to the scene to evaluate the injured. A person with back and neck complaints was transferred to Kaiser North Medical Center for treatment. The CHP is actively investigating the traffic collision to determine liability. There is no word as of the time of this report why the accident occurred or if drugs or alcohol were involved.

Accident in Sacramento at Northgate Boulevard

An accident at Northgate Boulevard in Sacramento near Dwight D. Eisenhower Highway occurred on December 14, 2019. The incident, which occurred at 1:49 p.m., involved two vehicles described as a gray sedan and a blue subcompact. According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the vehicles ended up on the right-hand side of the boulevard. One person involved in the crash complained of back pain. An ambulance was requested. The CHP is actively investigating the accident as to cause and to assign fault. There is no indication at the time of this report that the crash involved drugs or alcohol. No arrests have been made in conjunction with the crash. 

Motorist Injured in 26th Street Off-Ramp Crash

A reckless driver in Sacramento reportedly caused another vehicle to crash into a light pole on December 11 at 12:09 p.m., injuring the person inside. The accident occurred along westbound U.S. 50 on the 26th Street off-ramp and was investigated by the California Highway Patrol (CHP). According to their report, the driver of a Buick sedan was driving recklessly and apparently came too close to another vehicle, identified as a Jeep Cherokee. The driver of the Jeep Cherokee, after swerving to avoid being struck by the Buick, ran into a light pole, which came crashing down. 

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.