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Livermore teen arrested after crash injures pregnant driver, kills unborn child outside Sacramento

CHP alleges car was fleeing traffic stop after sideshow in Rio Linda; six people hurt in all

A teenager from Livermore faces a potential murder charge after allegedly crashing into another car while trying to flee authorities after a sideshow in Sacramento County, seriously injuring a pregnant woman and killing her unborn baby on Friday night.

(Courtesy CHP)

The 17-year-old boy, whose name was not released due to him being underage, was arrested on suspicion of murder, felony reckless evasion of police and felony evasion by driving in the opposite direction of traffic, according to the California Highway Patrol's North Sacramento office.

Additional details about the criminal case, including whether the Sacramento County District Attorney's Office had filed formal charges, were not readily available because it is a juvenile matter.

"By law, juvenile matters are confidential and our ethical obligation prevent us from making any statements acknowledging the existence of a juvenile proceeding," the DA's office told the Weekly.

The situation began unfolding at around 9:11 p.m. Friday with CHP units arriving to break up an apparent sideshow with more than 100 vehicles and pedestrians blocking the intersection of Elverta Road at Dutch Haven Boulevard in Rio Linda, a town just north of Sacramento.

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While officers dispersed the crowd, one CHP unit reportedly initiated a traffic stop on a Honda Accord but the driver failed to yield. The sedan was driven by the 17-year-old Livermore boy with three passengers – a 17-year-old boy from Copperopolis, a 21-year-old man from Union City and an 18-year-old man from Antioch, according to the CHP.

During the ensuing pursuit, the Accord allegedly blew through a red light at the intersection of Dry Creek Road and Elkhorn Boulevard and collided perpendicularly with a Honda Civic.

"The (28-year-old) driver of the Honda Civic was transported for major injuries and her fetus suffered fatal injuries," the CHP said. "The passenger suffered moderate complaint of pain injuries and was transported to a local hospital. The passengers in the Honda Accord were transported to local hospitals for complaint of pain injuries."

The Livermore teen was arrested, cleared by medical personnel for minor injuries and booked into Sacramento County Juvenile Hall related to the crash, according to the CHP.

The CHP reported that drugs and alcohol do not appear to be factors in the collision.

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The case remains under investigation. Anyone with additional information can contact CHP-North Sacramento officers at 916-348-2300.

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Livermore teen arrested after crash injures pregnant driver, kills unborn child outside Sacramento

CHP alleges car was fleeing traffic stop after sideshow in Rio Linda; six people hurt in all

by / Pleasanton Weekly

Uploaded: Mon, Sep 19, 2022, 11:21 pm

A teenager from Livermore faces a potential murder charge after allegedly crashing into another car while trying to flee authorities after a sideshow in Sacramento County, seriously injuring a pregnant woman and killing her unborn baby on Friday night.

The 17-year-old boy, whose name was not released due to him being underage, was arrested on suspicion of murder, felony reckless evasion of police and felony evasion by driving in the opposite direction of traffic, according to the California Highway Patrol's North Sacramento office.

Additional details about the criminal case, including whether the Sacramento County District Attorney's Office had filed formal charges, were not readily available because it is a juvenile matter.

"By law, juvenile matters are confidential and our ethical obligation prevent us from making any statements acknowledging the existence of a juvenile proceeding," the DA's office told the Weekly.

The situation began unfolding at around 9:11 p.m. Friday with CHP units arriving to break up an apparent sideshow with more than 100 vehicles and pedestrians blocking the intersection of Elverta Road at Dutch Haven Boulevard in Rio Linda, a town just north of Sacramento.

While officers dispersed the crowd, one CHP unit reportedly initiated a traffic stop on a Honda Accord but the driver failed to yield. The sedan was driven by the 17-year-old Livermore boy with three passengers – a 17-year-old boy from Copperopolis, a 21-year-old man from Union City and an 18-year-old man from Antioch, according to the CHP.

During the ensuing pursuit, the Accord allegedly blew through a red light at the intersection of Dry Creek Road and Elkhorn Boulevard and collided perpendicularly with a Honda Civic.

"The (28-year-old) driver of the Honda Civic was transported for major injuries and her fetus suffered fatal injuries," the CHP said. "The passenger suffered moderate complaint of pain injuries and was transported to a local hospital. The passengers in the Honda Accord were transported to local hospitals for complaint of pain injuries."

The Livermore teen was arrested, cleared by medical personnel for minor injuries and booked into Sacramento County Juvenile Hall related to the crash, according to the CHP.

The CHP reported that drugs and alcohol do not appear to be factors in the collision.

The case remains under investigation. Anyone with additional information can contact CHP-North Sacramento officers at 916-348-2300.

Comments

John Collins
Registered user
Livermore
on Sep 20, 2022 at 11:29 am
John Collins, Livermore
Registered user
on Sep 20, 2022 at 11:29 am

It's killing an unborn child when one causes it to die but not when its' mother does it?


Swagu
Registered user
Bridle Creek
on Sep 20, 2022 at 12:38 pm
Swagu, Bridle Creek
Registered user
on Sep 20, 2022 at 12:38 pm

It's murder when a growing baby in the womb is terminated in a car accident. These are the same my body my choice people who were jumping for joy at vaccine mandates to have employment.


CWM
Registered user
Stoneridge
on Sep 20, 2022 at 2:28 pm
CWM, Stoneridge
Registered user
on Sep 20, 2022 at 2:28 pm

Let me see if I have this right, if you get into an auto-accident with a pregnant woman and kill her fetus you are charged with murder. However, if that same woman would have had an abortion a week earlier to intentionally kill that same fetus, that is not a problem. Yep, makes complete sense to me.


Gene
Registered user
Happy Valley
on Sep 23, 2022 at 11:42 am
Gene, Happy Valley
Registered user
on Sep 23, 2022 at 11:42 am

CWM, you have it mostly correct. Except this wasn't an "accident". The driver was clearly driving recklessly which renders him culpable for the incident. They should through the book at him


CWM
Registered user
Stoneridge
on Sep 23, 2022 at 3:16 pm
CWM, Stoneridge
Registered user
on Sep 23, 2022 at 3:16 pm

Oh, trust me, I think they should though the book at him as well. But I think you get my point, if he is charged with killing a "fetus" shouldn't someone that intentionally kills a "fetus" be just as guilty? A fetus is a fetus, it does not change.


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