Scott Road is flooded, and other traffic info

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At 6:30 p.m., the sensors on Scott Road say the road has been flooded for the last hour. As always, RanchoMurieta.com has traffic/weather info on the home page to let you know when Scott Road is flooded and when it’s near flood stage. We also report on incidents on roads used by Murieta commuters and bring you a traffic map that shows you traffic speeds on area roads. You might check before heading out, or check your phone while on the road. The information is optimized for your phone. Read more » about Scott Road is flooded, and other traffic info

Two accident-prone stretches of Scott Road

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Supervisor Sue Frost's look at Scott Road last week named two stretches where most accidents have occurred in recent years. Here's a look at those two areas.

It will take money to fix Scott Road, Supervisor Sue Frost wrote here last week, and money is something Sacramento County doesn’t have. She looked at traffic counts and, more importantly, accident reports. She found we’re averaging almost an accident a month on Scott Road, and most of the accidents have occurred along two stretches that are detailed in the accompanying video. Read more » Read more » about Two accident-prone stretches of Scott Road

Cart overturns, driver injured

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Cart accident

The CHP said this cart's driver was transported to the hospital after the vehicle overturned at about 8:30 a.m. Friday at Rancho Murieta Airport. CHP Officer M. Lieb said the driver, the only occupant, hit the bushes that line the area, by the airport’s hangars, and the cart overturned. An eyewitness described the driver as an older woman. Read more » about Cart overturns, driver injured

Jackson Road accident ties up traffic

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Jackson Road was backed up for a time Thursday evening by an accident that occurred around 9 p.m. between the highway bridge and the South Gate. CHP reports said a Ford F-250 rolled over multiple times and wound up in brush off the westbound side of Jackson, by the South Course.  Two people were extricated from the vehicle and transported to Kaiser South, according to the CHP. The road was reopened at about 10 p.m. Read more » about Jackson Road accident ties up traffic

Woman hit, injured by car on Lago Drive

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A Rancho Murieta woman was injured when a car struck her while she and a friend were walking dogs on Lago Drive about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. Bonnie Burberry was taken to the hospital with a complaint of pain after the accident, CHP Officer Tommy Riggin said Thursday. He identified the driver of the 2011 Ford Fusion involved in the accident as Sharen Price, 76, also of Rancho Murieta. Read more » Read more » about Woman hit, injured by car on Lago Drive

DUI, firearms charges follow vehicle crash

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A Lake Tahoe-area man was arrested Wednesday night on DUI and firearms charges after the car he was driving crashed into a tree at Rancho Murieta Airport. Read more » Read more » about DUI, firearms charges follow vehicle crash

Truck crashes into home on Rio Blanco

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Crash

A pickup truck crashed into a home at Rio Blanco Drive and Rio Circle about 1:30 p.m. Thursday after the driver, a resident in his 60s, lost control of the vehicle while traveling north on Rio Blanco. “He possibly fell asleep. He’s fine," CHP Officer M. Marino said after interviewing the driver at the scene. Sac Metro Fire Station 59 responded to the accident.  A neighbor said she heard a crash and saw the truck at the front of the home with the driver slumped at the wheel. Damage to the home included a shattered picture window. No one in the home was injured. Click photo for larger image Read more » about Truck crashes into home on Rio Blanco

Traffic snarl after cows hit on Jackson Road

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[Final update, 11:18 a.m.] Jackson Road traffic was snarled for hours Monday morning when dozens of cattle slipped through a fence before sunrise and ran onto Jackson Road, where some were hit and killed by a truck. The truck driver was not injured. Read more » Read more » about Traffic snarl after cows hit on Jackson Road

Driver taken to hospital after accident

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Accident

A car drifted off Murieta Parkway at the north end of Domingo Drive and into a clump of trees shortly after noon Monday, sending the driver to Kaiser Permanente Medical Center South by ambulance. CHP Officer Pat Talley said the cause of the accident was a possible medical emergency.  The four-door silver Subaru Legacy, with a Rancho Murieta gate sticker, was dragged back onto the road and towed away. Read more » about Driver taken to hospital after accident

Injuries in school bus crash near Elk Grove

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School bus

[Updated 1:20 p.m.] A three-vehicle crash involving a school bus caused multiple injuries near Elk Grove Monday morning, including several minor injuries on the bus, which serves special-needs children. The CHP said the crash occurred on Wilton Road around 7:15 a.m. when a driver on the wrong side of the road sideswiped the Elk Grove Unified School District bus and another vehicle and caused the bus to leave the road and land on its side. The wrong-way driver suffered major injuries, the CHP said. Wilton Road was closed for hours while the CHP investigated. (Photo by Elk Grove Police Department)

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