[04-25-2024] Sacramento County, CA – One Person Critically Injured Following Two-Vehicle Collision in Citrus Heights

Published April 26, 2024

[04-25-2024] One Person Critically Injured Following Two-Vehicle Collision in Citrus HeightsOne person was critically injured following a two-vehicle collision in Citrus Heights on Thursday afternoon, April 25, 2024.

According to the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District, the crash happened a little after 5:00 p.m. around Old Ranch Road and Oak Avenue.

SMFD said that a car struck a nearby tree after a prior two-vehicle crash sent it out of control. One person reportedly had to be removed from the car that hit the tree after falling unconscious. That person was then taken to a nearby hospital after sustaining critical injuries.

There is no word yet about the other vehicle involved or the current status of its occupant(s).

The cause of the crash is still under investigation. Authorities have ruled out the possibility of DUI as a factor.

Additional information was not immediately available.

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.