PSN Weekend Recap Jan 10

Public Safety Weekend Recap, Jan. 11-13, 2014

In this Public Safety weekend recap… In North Highlands, an auto part store robbery turns homicide. In Citrus Heights, a house catches fire twice in one day, under investigation as suspicious. In South Sac, a reported stolen vehicle occupied by children turns out to be father’s fax pa. In Oak Park, an alleged drunk driver leaves his two passengers injured in a major Broadway crash. In Midtown, an intoxicated subject assaults a SacPD officer. …and more [View the story "Public Safety Weekend Recap, Jan. 10th - 12th, 2014" on Storify]

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FATAL ACCIDENT LOCATION- Shelby at Bruceville

Teen driver killed in South Sac accident

Shelby St / Bruceville Rd at 6:16 p.m., Sat. Dec. 14, 2013 Officers responded to a single vehicle accident into a light pole.  Officers arrived within minutes of the call and found the driver trapped inside the vehicle.  Sacreamento Fire Department arrived on scene, extricated the driver from the vehicle and began lifesaving efforts.  The 17-year-old male driver was transported to a local hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.  A passenger was also located on scene, sustained minor injuries and was transported to the hospital.  Major Traffic Collision Unit responded to the scene to conduct the investigation.

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Rollover Crash on Highway 99- South Sacramento

The Sacramento Fire Department and California Highway Patrol assisted the driver and passenger out of an overturned SUV Tuesday morning along southbound Highway 99 near Fruitridge Rd. The driver was transported to a local hospital for injuries to a few of his fingers witch were reportedly amputated during the crash, the passenger was also transported in unknown condition. The left lanes of the highway were blocked while crews worked to clear the scene. Click any image to jump into slideshow mode

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Hit-and-run incident leaves overpass debris dangling over freeway- Marconi

After a hit-and-run accident occurred Friday resulting in a van crashing through an overpass fencing and going over the side, Caltrans crews had the major task of clearing the dangling fencing that was suspended over the freeway from two sides. Several lanes of westbound Business 80 freeway were shut down for several hours with all lanes being closed intermittently To clear the damaged fencing Caltrans crews had to cut the dangling section loose with cutting torches allowing the section to crash to the freeway below. According to SacPD officers, the incident occurred as a two vehicle accident on Marconi near the Auburn Blvd intersection. It resulted in a van crashing through the safety fencing of the overpass and the van going over the side and resting precariously nose down and caught up in the debris. The other vehicle involved in the the incident fled the scene.

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Highway Patrol Officer injured in south area collision

A California Highway Patrol motor officer was involved in a serious accident in the south area of Sacramento late Tuesday morning. “About 11:35 a.m. we received a call over the Sacramento Police Department Hotline of a motor officer down. SacPD was actually the first to respond and found our officer on the ground,”said CHP Officer Michael Bradley. The incident occurred in the 5800 block of Stockton Boulevard. “The basic information we have right now is that our officer was traveling northbound on Stockton Boulevard at approximately 35 to 40 miles per hour, last vehicle in a trail of vehicles,” Bradley said. “The green Mercedes… was coming out of the parking lot into the roadway to turn southbound. It is apparent at this point that the driver of the Mercedes did not see our officer and the officer did not have enough time to take evasive action and he impacted/broadsided that vehicles. “The officer was transported to UC Davis Medical Center. He is conscious and he is talking, a lot of pain. The basic injuries we see right now are a possible broken right arm, lacerations to his face but undisclosed until we get X-rays and conformation from the doctor.” Bradley said that it was early in the investigation to say if they were going to bring charges against the driver. “There were no other injuries […]

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Top Five Fridays: Our CC’s shine during a crime-ridden week

Another week, another Top Five Fridays. Our community contributors (mostly) gave us a reason to smile during a busy week for both the Sacramento Police Department and reporter Karen Wilkinson. And let’s not forget – the Kings are still leaving. Before you dive into your weekend, take a look at The Sacramento Press’s most popular articles of the week. Community Contribution:  5. How public radio helps indie artists by Alex Cosper Weekly columnist and owner of SacTV Alex Cosper turned his attentions this week to the role public radio plays in the success of indie artists, as well as our community as a whole. 4. No injuries after RT light rail train and car collide by Kati Garner Kati Garner snaps round two of the epic Light Rail vs. vehicle match up. No one was injured, though we can’t say the same for the Subaru. 3. Music Circus announces 2013 lineup; season tix on sale Monday by Barry Wisdom Wisdom, a local theater expert, detailed the upcoming Music Circus lineup as well as his interview with California Musical Theatre Executive Producer Richard Lewis. 2. Sum 41 rocks out Sacramento by Ashley Hassinger, photos by Steven Chea Sum 41 hit up Ace of Spades, and according to Hassinger, “Strong and creative bands IAMYDYNAMITE and Hunter Valentine were a perfect collective sound to open for the evening’s […]

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No injuries after RT light rail train and car collide

Traffic backed up early Friday morning near 12th Street following a vehicle vs. Regional Transit light rail train collision that ended without any injuries.   The incident occurred at the intersections of Sproule Avenue and Sunbeam Avenue around 8 a.m.  According to a witnesses nearby, the Subaru was on Sproule Avenue and the driver looked to his right. Another car then came down Sunbeam, and crossed N.12th St. As the Subaru moved, the light rail train broadsided it. A traffic light was destroyed during the collision. The morning commute was backed up until the accident scene was cleared. Editor’s note: The “News Digest” goes out every Tuesday morning and highlights our best stories, photos and videos from the week prior. Sign me up.

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Vehicle crashes into restaurant patio in Midtown

Marina Filistoeich likes to dine at the tables on the patio when she visits the Crepeville restaurant in Midtown, but it was chilly Sunday evening, so she and her family went inside. Not long afterward, a car ran up on the sidewalk, crashing through the wrought iron fencing, tables and chairs. “God is in control, that is how it makes me feel”, Filistoeich said, visibly shaken. “It was just too cold today, that is why we didn’t stay outside; we decided to come in and have dinner in here…. We dine out there pretty often at that spot outside, so just imagine us sitting there…” Witnesses stated that two vehicles were traveling next to each other, west on L Street when the grey vehicle in the north lane attempted to execute a left turn and collided with the red vehicle in the lane next to it, forcing the red vehicle up onto the curb and through the restaurant’s outdoor dining area. The driver of the grey vehicle stated that his wife told him they needed turn left at 18th street. He stated that he checked the lane and didn’t see anyone, he checked again as he executed his move as his head hit the drivers side window and he saw the red car crashing up on to the curb. The red vehicle also crashed into […]

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Regional Transit light rail train vs. car

  A Sacramento RT light rail train and a vehicle occupied by one person collided near the intersection of 12th Street and D Street around 5 p.m. Saturday. No one was injured. A driver who witnessed the scene unfold said, "The car was coming out of the alley (from the east onto 12th Street) as the train was coming (heading north on 12th). I don’t know, she (the driver) just must not have seen the train." The witness was traveling on 12th Street, which travels one-way in a southerly direction. The light rail train was traveling north at about 25 mph after making a scheduled stop in front of La Valentina Apartments, 429 12th St. It traveled approximately one block before the collision occurred. The driver of the car said she didn’t hear anything. She felt something hit her head and said she hurriedly got out of the car across the passenger seat. One person at the scene mentioned there had been other accidents like this one. He suggested this end of the alley should be for entrance only, not exit. 

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UPDATE: Elderly man struck by light rail train Friday pronounced dead at hospital

A man died from the injurues he sustained after walking in front of an oncoming light rail train at the intersection of R and 14th Streets shortly after 6 p.m on Friday. The cars at the downtown intersection were stopped and the railroad crossing arms were down when the man walked south on the sidewalk on the east side of 14th Street, according to Sacramento Police Sergeant Doug Voska. As he approached the edge of the train tracks, the train operator spotted him and sounded the horn; however, the man continued, finally stopping and freezing in the middle of the tracks, "like a deer caught in the headlights," Voska said. The train then went into emergency breaking, but still hit the pedestrian before coming to a stop in the middle of 14th Street, according to police. Witnesses stated that the man was under the front end of the train when rescuers arrived. The train was moved back so paramedics could begin treating the victim. Paramedics transported the unidentified victim to a nearby hospital where he was later pronounced dead. An investigation is under way. 

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