[05-01-2024] Sacramento County, CA – At Least One Person Injured Following Multi-Vehicle Collision in Folsom

Published May 2, 2024

[05-01-2024] At Least One Person Injured Following Multi-Vehicle Collision in Folsom At least one person was injured following a multi-vehicle collision in Folsom on Wednesday morning, May 1, 2024. 

According to the California Highway Patrol, the crash happened around 7:36 a.m. on westbound Highway 50 west of Prairie City Road. 

Authorities stated that the collision involved five vehicles, causing a chain reaction of rear-end crashes. At least one person was trapped inside their vehicle and was transported to the hospital with minor injuries. 

It is unknown whether speeding, drugs, or alcohol contributed to the crash. The roadway was cleared by 8:30 a.m. 

Further details about the collision have yet to be released by the authorities. Investigations are ongoing.

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.