[09-04-2023] Sacramento County, CA – At Least One Person Killed Following Multi-Vehicle Crash Along Interstate 5

Published September 4, 2023

[09-04-2023] At Least One Person Killed Following Multi-Vehicle Crash Along Interstate 5At least one person was killed following a multi-vehicle crash along Interstate 5, Sacramento County, early Monday morning, September 04, 2023.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the fatal crash occurred around 3:10 a.m. on the southbound lane I-5 near the Garden Highway off-ramp.

There were three vehicles found at the scene, including a U-Haul vehicle. Only one person was killed, and no other injuries were reported.

The authorities have yet to release further details on the fatal crash. The investigation is ongoing.

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Four Steps to Take Following a Car Accident

A car accident could happen anywhere and at any time. This is why it is advised to be prepared for the unexpected. If your loved one was killed in a crash, you must understand how important it is to protect their rights. Here are the steps that you must follow:

  • Contact 911 and other authorities to inform them about the collision. They will create an official report, which will be helpful for your claim.
  • Obtain the contact information of everyone involved in the collision, including the witnesses. Make sure to include their names, phone numbers, and insurance information, and do not forget to photograph the license plates, vehicles, and other potential evidence.
  • Contact the insurance company and make a report. There are statutes of limitations that will affect your claim if it’s not made as soon as possible.
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Fatal Multi-Vehicle Accident Statistics

In the US, car crashes cause the most accidental deaths and injuries. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there is still a high number of accidents despite a decrease of 0.3% in 2021. There is an estimated total of 42,795 fatalities in 2022 alone.

In 2020, 3,847 people reportedly died in car accidents in California. There were 1,587 fatalities from collisions involving multiple vehicles or 41% of all crashes. On the other hand, single-vehicle accidents caused the most fatalities (59%) in traffic accidents.

In Sacramento County, 9,966 victims were injured or killed in a crash. With a population of 1,580,624 people, it is advisable to exercise caution when driving around the county.