[04-08-2024] Yolo County, CA – Two People Hospitalized Following Single-Vehicle Crash Along Old River Road

Published April 8, 2024

[04-08-2024] Two People Hospitalized Following Single-Vehicle Crash Along Old River RoadTwo people were hospitalized following a single-vehicle crash in West Sacramento on Monday morning, April 8, 2024.

According to the West Sacramento Fire Department, the incident occurred at about 11:00 a.m. around the area of Old River Road and County Road 126.

Authorities said that an SUV fell down an embankment and crashed into a pillar of the bridge after its driver apparently lost control. It is said that two people were trapped inside the damaged vehicle following the incident.

Responders performed a high-angle rope rescue procedure to help the occupants of the SUV. The two reportedly suffered injuries and were taken to a local hospital for further medical care.

The cause of the crash is still unclear, but authorities believe that alcohol or drug impairment is not a factor.

No further details were immediately available. Investigations are underway.

Don’t Know What To Do After An Accident?

Your safety and rights depend on what you do next after an accident. Remember the following steps if you find yourself in one:

  • Check yourself for any injuries.

  • Stay on the scene, call 9-1-1, and wait for emergency responders.

  • Move your vehicle to the road shoulder if safe; turn on hazard lights.

  • Fully cooperate with law enforcement and stay until cleared to leave.

  • Document the scene and injuries with photos and videos.

  • Seek immediate medical attention.

  • Contact your insurance company and find a personal injury lawyer for legal advice.

What A Lawyer Can Do For You

Many victims put off calling a lawyer even if they sustain injuries after an accident. However, lawyers can help you in many ways. They can provide you with police reports, CCTV footage, and witness statements to strengthen your case. Your attorney will also negotiate with insurance companies to get you fair compensation. 

The best part is that they will do all of these things for you at no upfront cost. So if you’re injured in an accident, hire a personal injury attorney to recover medical bills, car repair costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering.