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Fair Oaks Accident Results in Falling Tree Storm-Related Death

A falling tree storm-related death occurred in Fair Oaks on February 6, which was the second reported in the county and the fourth in the area of Northern California. The accident took the life of Patricia Slomski, age 63. Medics with the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District discovered the woman in her backyard at around 11:00 a.m. A spokesperson for the Sacramento County Coroner’s Office said the woman had died from blunt force trauma caused by the tree when it fell.

Sacramento Falling Tree Accident Injuries and Liability

Residents know that a falling tree in Sacramento often causes a traumatic injury or fatality. These accidents often happen with more than one million trees within the city limits. The problem increases for the “City of Trees” when weather conditions are bad and involve heavy rain, snow, ice or high winds. According to The Washington Post, over 1,000 trees fell in a storm that brought 60 mph winds and a sea of destruction in Sacramento on New Year’s Eve. In addition, residents reported incidents involving trees more than 2,000 times in January alone.

Two People in Falling Tree Incident on Auburn Folsom Road

A falling tree fell on two vehicles on March 19, causing the hospitalization of two people. The accident occurred around 3:30 p.m. along Auburn Folsom Road between Douglas Boulevard and Cavitt Stallman Road. Both vehicles were SUVs. 

Falling Tree Accident at Almaden Quicksilver County Park 

A San Jose tree accident injured three women when it fell recently. The women were hiking at Almaden Quicksilver County Park when the oak crashed down, trapping the three women underneath sometime before 10:00 a.m., according to the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office. The injured women were transported by first responders to the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. Two suffered moderate injuries while the trauma to the third was considered minor. 

Maintaining Trees and Shrubs

State and local governments have a responsibility to provide safe, relatively well-maintained roads for travel. Although these agencies do not act as insurers of a perfect roadway, they do have a duty to exercise reasonable care to make roads reasonably safe.

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