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Young girl dies in crash involving tanker-truck in California

A crash in California involved multiple vehicles, including a tanker-truck that flipped over and started leaking diesel fuel. The truck, which had a cargo of milk, also spilled milk on the highway. A fire raged through some of the vehicles, leaving blackened hulks on the 60 Freeway.

In the end, there were more than a dozen reported injuries in the crash. A girl of five years old was in critical condition, and she then passed away. Three others were also reported to be in critical condition, though there do not appear to have been any other deaths.

Logging truck overturns, logs crush California motorcyclist

A motorcyclist in California was killed in an accident with a logging truck. Police reports show that both the truck and the motorcycle came upon a sharp turn at roughly the same time. In trying to navigate the turn, the logging truck tipped over and spilled the load of logs, throwing them into the path of the motorcycles. One of the bikers was stuck under some of the logs after crashing into them.

The accident happened out on Highway 3, according to the California Highway Patrol, and it took place just after 11:30 a.m. The motorcycles were heading north on the road, while the logging truck was going south.

Accident in California takes the life of 90-year-old

A pedestrian from Sacramento was hit by a car and killed on Wednesday, July 23. The man was 90 years old at the time. The police are investigating the crash to find out what happened, and they did say that it took place at 10:17 p.m.

Apparently, the driver of the car that hit the man did not know that he had done so. Because of this, he continued driving, dragging the man along. The police who got there discovered that he remained trapped under the car. However, they also said that he had been hit by at least a pair of vehicles, not just the one that they found him by.

More than 200 car and bike collissions in Sacramento

The California Highway Patrol keeps statistics about all of the bike versus car accidents in Sacramento, and a review of those stats shows that there were exactly 206 such crashes during 2013. In one of those crashes, a young man of 18 was killed. In others, while the cyclists did survive, they suffered serious injuries. The ages of those injured varied widely, with one of the youngest being a boy of just 12 and one of the oldest being a man of 87.

One cyclist who was hit near Arden Way recounted his story, saying that he remembered everything. He was hit by a 1998 Toyota Corolla, a small sedan, that was reportedly traveling at about 40 miles per hour. It struck him in the right side, tossing him into the air so that he was above the traffic, and then he slammed down to the ground, dazed and lying in a puddle.

Most killed in truck accident with bus died from inhaling smoke

A crash back in April, between a truck and a bus, resulted in an inferno when the vehicles caught on fire and burned on the side of the road. Nine people lost their lives in the crash, which took place in Northern California. The reports have now come back in the wake of the accident, and the coroner has revealed that the majority of those who were killed did not actually die from the impact, but from inhaling smoke after they were trapped in the burning bus.

Of the nine who were killed, only two appear to have died from causes other than smoke inhalation.

Authorities looking for dog accused of biting woman in California

The authorities in Woodland, California, which is near Sacramento, are looking for a dog that allegedly bit a woman and her dog while going for a walk. The dog is said to be a Siberian Husky, and it has black and white markings. The color of the leash is not known, but the woman who was walking it was reportedly around 60 years of age, with gray hair.

According to reports from the woman who was bitten, she had taken her dog for a walk, and she had it on a leash at the time. They then saw the Husky, which was also out for a walk with its owner. The first dog, wanting to get to the Husky, was able to pull itself out of the leash and run over to it.

Pickup truck kills bicyclist in California

A woman who was 52 years old was riding her bike in California when she was struck by a pickup truck and killed. The police have now taken the driver of that vehicle into custody. They say that there is a suspicion that the driver was operating the vehicle under the influence, which could bring about felony charges.

The woman was an architect, and she was out riding her bike in the morning before she got ready and went in to work. She had been living in the town of Dutch Flat for around 25 years. Her son told reporters that she had really enjoyed riding her bicycle for many years, often going out with other people from the community, such as those who were involved with the Sierra Foothills Cycling Club.

Crash in California sees ejected drivers and burning cars

A serious crash rocked the California highways on June 23. The accident occurred out on California 91, and it involved multiple vehicles. Reports have stated that this means at least three cars were drawn into the accident, though it is not clear if there were more than that.

This all happened in Carson, California, near Main Street. The wreck was in the westbound lanes, and they were closed down for roughly an hour after the crash took place.

Deadly crash in California between motorcycle and pickup

The news coming out of Sacramento, California, indicates that one person has been killed in an accident along Highway 160. The crash was between a motorcycle and a pickup truck. According to the California Highway Patrol, the wreck happened in the southbound lanes, and it took place near Northgate Boulevard.

Video from the scene shows that the accident occurred near a turn where the speed limit dropped to 45 mph. It was also near a narrow bridge. It has not been stated if either of those things contributed to the wreck, but the video does show the pickup in the ditch on the near side of the curve, with wreckage all over the road behind it.

Car crash with parked truck leaves Sacramento teen dead

Sacramento police have said that a girl in a Honda Civic died in an accident that happened at about 2 a.m. on a Tuesday. The girl, who was 17 years old, was a passenger in the vehicle at the time of the crash. Another passenger was with the girl and the driver, but her injuries, and those of the driver, were not life-threatening.

Police say that the car was heading west at the time of the crash, and it was near Florin Road, on a frontage road. The Civic slammed into a truck that was parked along the side of the road.

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