Accident snarls traffic near South Gate

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The South Gate traffic light was the scene of a rush-hour accident Tuesday afternoon.

Four vehicles were involved in an accident that tied up rush-hour traffic for about 90 minutes Tuesday afternoon on Jackson Road. Read more » about Accident snarls traffic near South Gate

Golf cart runs into drainage ditch

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The driver of this golf cart was transported to the hospital by ambulance after driving into the drainage ditch at Guadalupe and Pera drives around 7:30 p.m. Thursday.  Officials on the scene said the man claimed he was making a turn to pick up his mail when he drove into the ditch. Read more » about Golf cart runs into drainage ditch

Rollover accident causes only minor injuries

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A car rolled over in the westbound lane of Jackson Road during Thursday morning's commute. Online CHP information said the accident caused only minor injuries. The car was resting on its roof following the 7:40 a.m. accident, just east of the North Gate. Traffic in both directions continued to creep past the accident scene for an hour until the road was cleared. Read more » about Rollover accident causes only minor injuries

SUV hits tank at Country Store gas station

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Erratic driving caused by a suspected medical condition resulted in a single-vehicle accident on Highway 16 at the North Gate intersection about 1 p.m. Saturday, according to the California Highway Patrol.  The CHP and Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District responded to the accident. "She's fine now," said CHP Officer B. Hagen of the driver, who was not injured in the accident. Witnesses reported that the black GMC had been driving erratically and drifted across the intersection and onto the shoulder before striking a tank at the Chevron station. The tank, a clean air separator that controls gasoline storage tank pressure, was not damaged, Hagen said. Read more » about SUV hits tank at Country Store gas station

No one injured as car hits tree

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No one was injured when a car left the road and hit a tree at Camino Del Lago and Lago Circle around 1 p.m. Saturday. Security said the driver, a juvenile, said he wasn't paying attention and went off the road. He was the only occupant. Security said CHP was on its way. Read more » about No one injured as car hits tree

Woman dies in fiery crash on Jackson Road

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Debris from the accident included a boat and the wreckage of the motor home.

A woman died and two men were injured in a two-car crash that ignited a grass fire on Jackson Road east of the South Gate Wednesday afternoon.  One injured man was transported to Rancho Murieta Airport and life-flighted out to a hospital and a third was taken to the hospital by ambulance.  Jackson Road was closed to through traffic for more than four hours. Read more » about Woman dies in fiery crash on Jackson Road

County officials talk about the roads we drive

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The topic was roads at the community meeting held this week by Sacramento County Supervisor Roberta MacGlashan.   Michael J. Penrose, director of the county Department of Transportation, talked about issues with area roads after MacGlashan started the meeting off with a review of recent county budget actions. Read more » about County officials talk about the roads we drive

Car flips on Murieta Parkway

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A car jumped the curb, hit a tree and overturned on Murieta Parkway near Camino Del Lago around 6:40 p.m. Tuesday. The driver, described by Security as a 19-year-old visitor from Southern California, was alone in the car. He was taken to the hospital as a precautionary measure, according to Security. CHP Officer K. Zang described the cause of the accident as an unsafe turning movement. Tire tracks indicate the car left the road in the southbound lane, broke a cable box in the center divider and hit a tree, which flipped the car onto its back. About 20 minutes before the crash, the driver had been with friends at the Villas when an altercation broke out between a brother and sister, according to Security. The driver wasn’t involved in the fight, according to Security. Deputies were called to handle that incident. The car crash is being investigated by the CHP. Read more » about Car flips on Murieta Parkway

DUI arrest follows solo accident on Guadalupe

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A graduation celebration ended abruptly for one partygoer late Sunday night when he was arrested after the car he was driving left the road and crashed into a tree in the front yard of a Guadalupe Drive home, Security reported Monday.

The 19-year-old male resident wasn't injured in the crash, which caused “significant damage” to the Honda sedan he was driving, Security Sgt. Jim Bieg said.  The driver remained at the scene for an evaluation by the California Highway Patrol that resulted in his arrest for driving under the influence, Bieg said.

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A neighbor provided photos of the accident scene. Read more » about DUI arrest follows solo accident on Guadalupe

No injuries in school bus accident

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A school bus veered off Jackson Road east of Dillard Road and flipped over about 10 a.m. Wednesday. There were no students on the bus, which was serving a private school, and the driver was not injured, according to the California Highway Patrol. Murietan Bridget Gransee witnessed the accident and took this photo from her vehicle. “If I hadn't pulled off the road in the split seconds before the accident, who knows?” she wrote in an email. “The bus slid down the freeway behind me as I was stopped behind a guy who was turning. Bus driver was not hurt and no kids on the bus.” Read more » about No injuries in school bus accident

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