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Two-Vehicle Crash in Carmichael Causes at Least One Injury

Accident on Madison Avenue Involves Two Vehicles

A two-vehicle crash in Carmichael on January 12 caused injuries to at least one person. The collision occurred around 2:10 in the afternoon on westbound Madison Avenue just east of Ogilby Way. The accident report by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) stated that the two vehicles involved were a Honda Accord and Toyota Prius, and at least one of the vehicles sustained front-end damage. 

Medics Called to Two-Vehicle Crash Scene to Assess Injuries

Medics with the Sacramento Fire Department arrived at the scene after one of those involved in the accident called in to report a complaint of pain. No information was provided on whether that individual was treated at the two-vehicle crash scene or transported to a hospital for additional attention. The accident is being investigated by the CHP to discover why the collision occurred and to place fault. 

Two-Vehicle Crashes

A two-vehicle crash is among the most common type of traffic accidents. Negligence is the usual cause and may occur in the following ways:

  • Being distracted has become the major cause of a two-vehicle crash as well as those that involve multiple cars. A motorist who is talking on a cell phone, texting, looking at their GPS, or doing other activities isn’t focusing on the act of driving. Just sending a text message takes their focus, eyes and hands off the road for five seconds. That might not sound like much, but it is enough for the vehicle to move ahead the length of a football field.
  • Rear-end collisions account for about a quarter of all accidents. Following too closely may make a driver think they will reach their destination faster, but at best, they may save a few seconds. Being involved in a two-vehicle crash will certainly make them late.
  • Drunk driving is responsible for a high number of accidents, including a two-vehicle collision. Because the driver shows poor judgment, reflexes and has problems tracking, that is more than enough to cause a crash.
  • Fatigue and falling asleep at the wheel have been shown to be as dangerous as being inebriated. The problem is that some drivers cannot tell that they are too sleepy to drive, drift out of their lane or nod off and cause a collision.
  • Losing control and crashing into another vehicle can occur due to speeding, weather conditions, auto defects such as bad brakes, and poor roadway maintenance such as potholes. 
  • Making a right turn while traffic is blocked on the left often leads to a two-vehicle crash. For example, the driver of a vehicle pulls up to an intersection wanting to turn right, but a larger car is blocking the view. Making that turn anyway risks being crashed into by a vehicle coming from the left that has the right of way. 
  • Running a red light is another major cause of a two-vehicle accident. When a driver does this, they count on not coming across another vehicle passing through, but it happens frequently and causes a two-vehicle crash.
  • Making a turn without stopping to check for oncoming traffic is dangerous. In areas where right on red is legal or there are no turn arrows, a two-vehicle crash is common by not checking for traffic in all directions to see if the way is clear. 

Our law office has helped many Carmichael residents over the years in obtaining fair compensation after being injured by a negligent driver. We offer a free, no-obligation consultation to look over your case, answer your questions and advise you of options to recover damages. 

Carmichael Car Accident Lawyer

I’m Ed Smith, a Carmichael car accident lawyer. Accident injuries can cause expensive medical bills, the inability to work, and pain and suffering. We can offer you free and friendly advice on whether you can file a claim to recover compensation when you call our injury lawyers at (916) 921-6400. We can also be reached at (800) 404-5400 or by sending us a message online.

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