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Two People Injured in Sacramento Traffic Crash Taken to Hospital

Franklin Boulevard Accident Injures Two 

Injuries were reported in a traffic crash in Sacramento on September 9 when two vehicles collided. The accident was reported at around 2:17 in the afternoon on Franklin Boulevard between Cuny and 49th avenues, which blocked the roadway. Personnel with the Sacramento Fire Department arrived first to assess injuries and asked California Highway Patrol (CHP) officers to expedite their arrival to direct traffic. 

Accident Being Investigated to Determine Fault

A tow truck removed both vehicles from the crash site. According to the incident report, two people were transported to UC Davis Medical Center for additional evaluation for minor injuries. The accident is under investigation by the CHP to discover what happened and to assign fault.

Seeking Medical Attention After a Traffic Crash

Following a traffic crash, it is important for those involved to seek medical attention even if their injuries appear to be minor or they feel fine. The reasons for this are threefold. Some serious injuries have delayed symptoms that might not appear for hours, days, or even weeks. This is because adrenaline floods the system when the shock of an accident occurs and can mask symptoms. 

In addition, what is thought to be a minor injury might not be so insignificant after all. Thirdly, many insurance companies will not allow a policyholder to file a claim for compensation if they don’t seek medical care within a certain amount of time.

What Types of Injury Symptoms May Appear Later?

There are a number of symptoms that might not appear for hours to days or weeks after a traffic crash. These include:

  • Neck pain can indicate one of the most common injuries in a traffic crash – cervical strain or sprain. It is caused by the quick back and forth movement of the head during an accident. 
  • Back pain can indicate anything from strain to torn muscles or ligaments to spinal column damage, which can result in a lifetime of pain and potential disability.
  • Headaches can indicate a traumatic brain injury, which can range from a concussion to hemorrhage or something even more serious.
  • Tingling and numbness in the extremities can be caused by cervical strain or sprain (whiplash) or by a pinched nerve.
  • Abdominal pain is often serious because it can indicate internal bleeding or damage to an organ. When abdominal pain is present after a traffic crash, it is important to have it checked as soon as possible.
  • Personality changes can indicate some type of TBI, which needs medical attention to rule out serious trauma.
  • Problems with vision or hearing can also indicate some type of TBI, which should be checked as soon as possible.
  • Memory loss right after a traffic crash is reportedly fairly common. However, if it continues for up to six months or more, it may indicate a TBI has occurred. Cognitive impairment can be treated.

How an Attorney Can Help

For more than 38 years, my law firm has helped people who have been injured or lost loved ones due to a negligent person or entity in recovering fair compensation. We believe that being injured in a traffic accident is always terrible but even worse when it is caused by someone else’s negligent actions. By filing a lawsuit or negotiating with an insurance company on behalf of a client, we work hard to get them the compensation that will cover all of their medical expenses and lost wages as well as for their pain and suffering.

Sacramento Car Accident Lawyer

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento car accident lawyer. For no-obligation, free and friendly advice on whether you can file an accident claim for your injuries, call us at (916) 921-6400 or through the toll-free number at (800) 404-5400. We can also be messaged online.

The legal team at has helped many Sacramentans over the years in getting the compensation they deserve for all types of traffic collisions, motorcycle and bicycle crashes as well as wrongful deaths and others since 1982.

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