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Accident on Jefferson Boulevard Claims Life of Motorcycle Rider

A motorcycle accident fatality happened in West Sacramento on December 26 in a collision with a truck. The collision, according to the West Sacramento Police Department, occurred at Jefferson Boulevard and Harmon Road around 5:20 in the afternoon. Medics with the Sacramento Fire Department assessed the rider’s injuries at the accident scene and then transported their patient to a nearby hospital.

Vehicle Plunges Off I-80 Causing Two Fatalities

Two accident fatalities were reported in West Sacramento on December 13 when a vehicle went out of control and plunged off the highway, striking a tree. The crash happened around 10:00 in the morning along Interstate 80 westbound when the driver of a dark blue Infinity was allegedly going around a curve just past Reed Avenue, according to the report by the California Highway Patrol (CHP).  The CHP is conducting an investigation into a cause for the accident and is seeking any witnesses who might have seen it happen to contact them.

West Sacramento Accident Fatality on I-5

A West Sacramento accident fatality was reported on December 10 when a young man who recently graduated from River City High School was involved in a collision and then was struck by two vehicles as he walked along the road. According to the report by the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the driver, identified as Dante DePrato, was driving a Volkswagen on Interstate 5 northbound shortly after 1:00 in the morning when, for unknown reasons, he lost control of the vehicle and crashed into the center median. I want to send my sympathy and prayers to the friends and family of the young man who died in this tragic way in their time of loss and sorrow.

Bicyclist Killed in Garbage Truck Accident

It is the beginning of the school year. There are more kids walking and riding their bikes to school than last month at this time. There are more cars and bicycles on the road as parents, high school kids and college students make their way back to class. It is easy to remind everyone to drive safely because school is back in session. But it is difficult to hear a news report like the one we heard about yesterday out of West Sacramento.

West Sacramento Hit and Run Crash
I’m Ed Smith, a West Sacramento hit and run injury lawyer. A driver is still on the loose after hitting a man with a vehicle and driving off. This incident happened in West Sacramento on Wednesday, June 1, 2016.

What Happened?

Life turned upside down for the mother of a two-year-old child when she found her son’s small body crushed under an IKEA dresser that had fallen on him.

Since the death of their son, the parents of the deceased child, have moved forward with a wrongful death lawsuit against Ikea.  The dresser had been purchased at a nearby Ikea store.  The MALM chest came without any hardware to secure it to the wall.  The couple alleges that IKEA was aware that the dresser presented a  tip-over hazard and allege that Ikea’s negligence played a role in the wrongful death of their son.   USA Today, a front runner in reporting this news item, states that ‘Ikea says it knows of reports of three additional deaths since 1989 from tip-overs involving other models of Ikea chests and dressers.’

Guilty of Manslaughter says Yolo County Jury
Hayward Man Found Guilty of Manslaughter 

A Hayward man has been found guilty of misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter by a Yolo County Jury. The jury rendered a decision on Thursday, September 10, 2015, against a 73-year-old man from Hayward, California.

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