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Car Crash Kills Young Child in Carmichael

A traffic fatality was reported on November 14 in Carmichael following a collision that killed a 4-year-old child and caused major injuries to the female driver. The driver, a Fair Oaks woman, was traveling east along Winding Way, close to Dewey Drive, at around 7:20 in the morning when her Subaru crashed into a tree along the shoulder of the road, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP). The collision was so violent that the vehicle was reported as split in two. The woman, described as in her 30s, was seriously injured while the little girl’s injuries were described as life-threatening. The child died at the hospital less than four hours after the crash. The CHP is investigating the Carmichael traffic fatality to determine what happened. It has been reported that the accident may have involved road rage on the part of the other driver who cut the Subaru off. 

Train Accident in Sacramento Kills Pedestrian

A train accident in Sacramento on November 10 resulted in the death of a pedestrian. According to the report, the accident happened at Western and South avenues in the Johnson Heights area. The Sacramento Fire Department was called to the scene at about 8:10 in the evening after the accident was reported. Upon arrival, they discovered a deceased person lying along the tracks of the Union Pacific Railroad. Officers with the Sacramento Police Department arrived to conduct an investigation into how the accident occurred. An official with the county coroner’s office was on hand to recover the body. The accident is being investigated by the Sacramento police. The name of the individual who was killed has not yet been released pending notification of the family.

Fatal Bicycle Accident on Folsom Boulevard

A fatal bicycle accident occurred on November 8 in the College-Glen neighborhood on Folsom Boulevard when the driver of an SUV hit a cyclist at about 7:47 in the evening. According to a representative of the Sacramento Police Department, the driver of a Chevrolet Suburban was heading east in the 8600 block of Folsom Boulevard near Watt Avenue when the crash occurred. After hitting the cyclist, the SUV driver lost control of their vehicle and ran off the road, hitting a tree. No one was injured in the Suburban, however, the cyclist died at the scene of the crash. At this time, the police said they did not believe the driver was speeding, nor were drugs or alcohol involved. The Suburban driver remained at the fatal bicycle accident scene and was said to have cooperated with police. 

The Benefits of Animals During the Griefing Process

Spending time with animals can help someone process grief. It is difficult to lose a family member, friend, or coworker and if this happens due to wrongful death, the challenges are that much more difficult. Everyone has their own way of coping. Some people might confide in loved ones while others may turn to a professional counselor. It is always a good idea to have a well-rounded approach when it comes to processing grief and this includes being around animals.

Pedestrian Fatalities in Sacramento Soaring

Sacramento residents are far too familiar with waking up in the morning to read about the latest pedestrian fatalities in the area. Pedestrian deaths around Sacramento reached their highest in 2016, and that trend has continued in high numbers not only in the state but across the nation. In 2018, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were 57 pedestrian fatalities within a four-county area, and a high number of those deaths occurred around Sacramento County. Despite efforts to research and promote safety for area pedestrians, it has been projected that the numbers of these fatalities will increase across 25 states.

Motorcyclists Killed in a Deadly Sacramento Accident Identified

Two people killed in a deadly accident along Highway 50 on October 21 have been identified as Brooke Johnson and Ryan Hendricks, both aged 20. The accident occurred just days before Johnson’s 21st birthday. The young couple left behind a little girl, age 5, and a GoFundMe site has been established for the child. The case is under investigation by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) to determine how it occurred. An arrest has not been made in the incident.

Two Motorcyclist Fatalities Occur Near Midtown Sacramento

Two motorcyclist fatalities happened in Sacramento near downtown on October 21 in the late evening hours. It was reported by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) that the accident happened along westbound Highway 50 near 13th Street around 11:30 in the evening. The driver of a vehicle several lanes over, a 2009 Nissan, lost control of their car, spun out and ended up in front of the Honda motorcycle and facing it, according to a CHP news release. It was reported that the motorcycle rider did not have time to stop and collided with the Nissan. 

First Juul Wrongful Death Lawsuit Has Been Filed

Recently, the first Juul wrongful death suit was filed. The lawsuit alleges that a young teenager died because he became addicted to vaping his Juul pen. This addiction eventually killed him. In the lawsuit, the family describes how, one morning, the father came downstairs to get a drink of water. He noticed that his son looked a little bit different than usual. After trying to arouse him, he realized his son was stiff and unresponsive.

Tranexamic Acid

Traumatic brain injuries remain one of the most common causes of disability and death across the world. Those who suffer head injuries are often left with permanent disabilities that impact their quality of life. Fortunately, an inexpensive drug is widely available and has the potential to save thousands of individuals who suffers TBIs every year.

The Emotional Challenges of a Wrongful Death

The emotional challenges following the wrongful death of a loved one can be significant. In many cases, a wrongful death might have been avoided if the actions, or inaction, of another person or entity had been different. Therefore, the wrongful death of a loved can sometimes feel even worse than losing a family member due to natural causes.