It has been a deadly last few weeks on Elk Grove streets as the city suffered it’s third driving fatality in just over a month. Yesterday afternoon a woman was killed in an accident on Promenade Parkway. No word yet from police on what caused the accident. The accident shut down Promenade Parkway between Grantline and the nearby Kaiser Medical Building for several hours as police investigated the accident involving a Toyota Prius and a landscaping truck. The driver of the Prius was killed in the accident. The deceased has not yet been identified.
This follows two accidents in July that took the lives of two Elk Grove residents. On July 8 a driver of a Prius was killed on Laguna Blvd when his car was rear ended at a stop light by an SUV. That driver was later identified as 63 year old Jeffrey Fields.
Just over a week later a motorcyclist was killed on Laguna Park Drive when another driver turning left into the shopping center parking lot collided with him. The motorcyclist was later identified as 36 year old Dale Funkhouser.
As the city deals with yet another driving fatality, local residents have expressed concern about the recent series of accidents on the Elk Grove Laguna Forums Facebook Page. With two fatal accidents involving the Toyota Prius, some residents are questioning the safety of the vehicle. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gives the Prius a rating of “good” on it’s website.