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Butte County CA Accidents

Posted on: February 28, 2022
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Motor Vehicle Accidents In Butte County

Butte County California is a county located in the state of California. According to the 2010 census, it had a population is 220,000 people. The county seat is Oroville and the largest city in Paradise. The county’s name comes from “Butte”, which refers to a large hill in the area.

In 1856, European settlers discovered gold in a nearby river. This led to an increase in population and the foundation of Chico, Oroville, and Yuba City. In 1863, Butte County was established from a portion of Sutter County. The county has been home to two California Gold Rush communities, Colusa and Greenwood. Today, the county is divided between north of Sacramento Valley and South in Northern Sierra Nevada Foothills.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Butte County has an area of 3,911 square miles which is roughly comparable in size with five New Jersey counties. The population density was 124 people per square mile (146/km²) as of census 2000. There were 90,389 housing units at an average density of 56/sq mi (14/km²).

Common Butte County Accidents

The most common accidents in Butte County are car accidents. These accidents tend to result in fairly serious injuries and fatalities, especially in rural areas. The county has a high traffic volume on all of its roadways. It is not uncommon for major roadways such as Highways 70 and 99 to be closed during storms or due to fallen trees or power lines.

When taking a general driving course, it is required by the state of California that all drivers take a class on how to drive safely during inclement weather. It is also important to remember that these accidents occur more frequently in the winter months, so drivers should exercise extra caution during those times.

Injured? Get a Free Consultation from an Attorney about your accident claim here.

It’s important to understand what your rights are during a car accident and who is responsible for your injuries. If you have been involved in an accident caused by another party, you may want to think about hiring a personal injury attorney who specializes in representing those injured in car accidents.

The law offices of Zink and Lenzi in Chico, California represent people in Butte County and throughout the state who have been involved in car accidents. Our legal team will help you understand your rights when it comes to your personal injury claim. Call our office today for a free consultation at 530-895-1234. 

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