Another accident, this one in the area of Thermalito, sent people to the hospital on Thursday.
The incident occurred shortly after 12:30 in the afternoon yesterday, with a hail storm affecting driving conditions around that time. A Ford Escort was headed west along Grand Avenue when the driver reportedly flicked on his turn signal to show that he was about to turn left onto 14th Street. The vehicle slowed to make that turn.
A Mitsubishi Eclipse happened to be behind the Escort when the turning vehicle slowed down. The Eclipse allegedly crashed into the back of the Escort.
Five people were involved in the two car collision, and according to the California Highway Patrol, all reported having some sort of pain. One woman had to be transported to the nearby Oroville Hospital, although the nature of the injuries she sustained were not released.
That wasn’t the only accident to take place during the hail storm. Two vehicles also crashed into each other around the intersection of Palermo Road and Highway 70. There’s no word on what caused that crash, who was involved, or if the drivers suffered any injuries.
As a Sacramento car accident lawyer, I know how hazardous roads can be when inclement weather approaches. Even on the best of days, California streets can be difficult to navigate, and something like a hail storm further compromises our ability to get to our destination safely. It’s my hope as a personal injury attorney in Sacramento that all persons out there be especially cautious when dealing with low visibility and slick conditions.