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Celebrating National Great Outdoors Month 

Did you know June is National Great Outdoors Month? Celebrated all over the United States, National Great Outdoors Month is dedicated to America’s diverse landscapes, which boast rocky mountains, dense forests, peaceful lakes, long winding rivers, picturesque beaches, and more. Because we get distracted by so much technology nowadays, exploring nature’s beauty will give us a much-needed new lease on life, both physically and mentally.

Sedan Trapped Against Guardrail by Garbage Truck in Freeway Accident

A West Sacramento accident involving a garbage truck occurred on May 5 on Interstate 80 that ended up with a passenger vehicle being pinned against the guardrail. The collision occurred along eastbound I-80 just west of the Reed Avenue off-ramp around 7:42 a.m. According to the accident report filed by the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the crash involved a sedan, a garbage truck and a big rig. At the time the accident occurred, injuries had not yet been reported. The collision is being investigated to understand how it happened and to assign fault. 

Two-Vehicle Crash Sends Car into Child’s Bedroom

A recent traffic accident in West Sacramento involving a two-vehicle accident sent one of the vehicles into the bedroom of a little girl, destroying it. The cause was an intersection crash in front of the home. Family members say the engine compartment of the car ended up inside the child’s room, but fortunately, no one was in the bedroom at the time of the accident. 

Investigation of Fault After a Car Accident

The number one most important piece of evidence in the investigation of liability, or fault, in a car accident case, is the police report.  Most of the time the police report will conclude with a determination of fault made by the investigating officer.  It is difficult to contest the findings of a police report, although if the statements or physical evidence within the report are contradictory to the liability determination, it can be done.  

Northbound Old River Road Site of Deadly Head-On Crash

Two West Sacramento residents died on September 9 after being involved in a head-on crash near the Sacramento River in Yolo County, CA. According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the accident happened shortly after 6:00 in the evening along northbound Old River Road and County Road 124 near Keisel. The driver of a 2016 Ford Fusion sedan was reported as speeding on the road and had crossed over into the opposing lane when their vehicle struck a 2017 Ford F-150 pickup head-on. The driver of the sedan died at the crash site and was identified as Francisco Clyde Tidwell Lopez, age 59, of West Sacramento. 

Accident Fatality Involving a Train Occurs Near Mikon and Yolo Streets

A pedestrian fatality occurred in West Sacramento on September 8 after the person was struck by a train. According to the West Sacramento Police Department, the fatality occurred around 5:27 p.m. close to Mikon and Yolo streets. The train that struck the pedestrian was traveling east at the time. The individual was declared dead at the accident scene. An investigation is underway by authorities with the Federal Railroad Administration as well as West Sacramento police to determine how the pedestrian fatality occurred. 

Statistics on Dangerous West Sacramento Intersections

As an urban area with a lot of industry and part of the largest CA metro north of the Bay Area, West Sacramento is a busy place. This means that there’s a high amount of vehicle traffic in the city on any given day from local traffic, commuters, and freight trucks. While it’s a good sign for a city to have a lot of activity, traffic always comes with the risk of serious accidents. Unfortunately, it is impossible to know exactly when or where a collision will take place. However, by learning about accident trends in your area, you can improve your safety on local roads. For this reason, area residents may want to learn about these dangerous West Sacramento Intersections.

Westacre Road Pileup in West Sacramento 

A West Sacramento six-car pileup occurred on the evening of July 22. The accident happened around 9:00 in the evening along Westacre Road between Michigan Boulevard and Rockrose Road, according to authorities with the West Sacramento Police Department. The multiple collisions caused one vehicle to partially go underneath another and resulted in extensive damage in the domino-effect crash. 

Driver Injured in West Sacramento Rollover Crash

A West Sacramento driver was injured in a single-vehicle rollover crash on June 12 along Jefferson Boulevard. Officers with the California Highway Patrol (CHP) were sent to the area around 10:00 p.m., along with emergency responders with the West Sacramento Fire Department. They were responding to a report of a vehicle that had crashed into a highrise. Radio reports stated that the vehicle was moving at a high rate of speed but had apparently missed a curve and crashed. 

Pedestrian Accident in West Sacramento Causes Serious Injuries

A pedestrian accident on November 29 in West Sacramento ended up causing serious injuries to the walker. The accident was reported by the West Sacramento Police as occurring along West Capitol Avenue close to Pecan Street shortly before 8:30 in the evening. Although there is a crosswalk in the area, no traffic lights are present and no stop signs along West Capitol. According to the police report, the pedestrian was transported to a nearby hospital, but no further information has been released. Local police are in charge of investigating the accident to determine how it occurred and to assign fault.

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