Feb. 1—A girl died right after her car or truck ran a crimson light and crashed with a pickup late Sunday at an intersection in southeast Sacramento County, the California Freeway Patrol noted.
The 32-yr-old Wilton woman driving a 2003 Toyota Corolla was not wearing a seat belt and suffered lethal accidents in the crash, according to a news launch from the CHP South Sacramento Space Office.
The crash occurred soon in advance of 10:30 p.m. at the intersection of Florin and Bradshaw roads in a rural spot a couple miles east of Freeway 99.
The Wilton girl was heading west on Florin Street and approaching Bradshaw Street at an believed speed of about 55 mph, the CHP said. At the same time and at the exact same velocity, a 37-calendar year-old Sacramento gentleman was driving a 2012 Toyota Tundra. The pickup was heading south on Bradshaw and approaching Florin.
Unbiased witnesses told CHP officers at the scene that the pickup had a green gentle to enter the intersection. The CHP said the Corolla failed to quit for a pink light, and the entrance of the pickup crashed into the Corolla’s passenger aspect.
The broadside collision “propelled” the Corolla on to Bradshaw south of Florin, CHP officials stated in the information release. The pickup overturned at least as soon as and came to relaxation on its driver’s facet in a grime area southwest of the intersection.
The pickup driver was carrying a seat belt and experienced slight accidents in the crash. The CHP claimed the Sacramento male and was taken by ambulance to a medical center soon after cooperating with investigating officers at the scene.
CHP investigators consider that liquor or medication are suspected to be a variable in this crash. The Sacramento County Coroner’s Office environment will launch the woman’s name the moment her household has been effectively notified.
“Though we do not know if the driver of the Corolla would of survived if she had used her seat belt, statistics display that a thing as uncomplicated as correctly fastening your seat belt can conserve your lifetime,” CHP officials said in the information launch.
The CHP mentioned that figures from the Countrywide Highway Targeted visitors Safety Administration present that 47% of the 37,133 people today in the United States who died in car or truck crashes in 2017 have been not donning a seat belt.