One Person Injured in Accident on Watt Avenue On-Ramp
A two-vehicle crash on a Rosemont on-ramp sent one person to the hospital on August 24. The accident occurred between a Nissan Sentra and an unidentified sedan around 3:51 p.m. at the southbound Watt Avenue on-ramp to westbound U.S. 50. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported that emergency responders with the Sacramento Fire Department were called to the scene.
Injured Party Transported to Hospital With Reported Injuries
Medics transported one person to Kaiser Permanente Roseville as a precaution for reported abdominal pain. The incident is being investigated by the CHP to determine fault and how the collision occurred.
The Dangers of Abdominal Injuries
Abdominal and bowel injuries can occur as a result of a two-vehicle crash. In some cases, the injury is not apparent at first due to delayed symptoms caused by the adrenaline rush and shock of the collision. Later, in addition to heavy bruising, the injured party may feel pain or tenderness and experience vomiting and nausea, as well as control issues with the bowels or bladder.
Causes of Abdominal Trauma in a Two-Vehicle Crash
In many cases, the cause of the abdominal injury is the seat belt, which exerts tremendous pressure on this area upon impact between the two vehicles. In other cases, the airbag deployment can result in abdominal trauma. Those who are not wearing seat restraints may suffer injuries from striking the steering wheel, dash or interior parts of the vehicle.
In addition to internal bleeding, which can be a life-threatening event that requires emergency surgery to repair, the following organs can be damaged in an accident such as:
- Ruptured spleen: The spleen is located under the rib cage on the left-hand side and is especially vulnerable in a two-vehicle crash.
- Kidney damage: Damage to the kidneys is one of the most common types of abdominal trauma in a car accident and is caused by the pressure of the seat belt during the impact of the collision.
- Liver trauma: The liver or bile ducts can become lacerated or rupture during a crash. Symptoms are severe, including low blood pressure and rapid pulse.
- Bowel obstruction: Blockage can occur in the small intestine, again due to the sudden pressure of the seat belt.
- Traumatic appendicitis: Often called seat belt compression appendicitis, it causes swelling and pain and is commonly caused by the seat belt.
Recovering Compensation After a Two-Vehicle Crash
When anyone suffers abdominal pain after a traffic collision, it is important to have it checked out at a nearby hospital because it could be a serious injury. However, pain and discomfort in this area can also represent delayed symptoms in a more serious condition, so the injured person shouldn’t feel embarrassed by heading back to the ER if their problems worsen. When a negligent driver causes your trauma, an accident attorney can help you recover all of your medical expenses associated with the accident, lost wages, and compensation for your pain and suffering.
Car Accident Lawyer in Rosemont
I’m Ed Smith, a Rosemont car accident lawyer. If you suffer injuries in an accident due to a negligent person or entity, you might want to see if you can recover compensation to pay your medical expenses and other losses. You can contact us at (916) 921-6400 for free and friendly advice or at (800) 404-5400. In addition, we can be reached online.
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