158 auto accidents were reported to the California Highway Patrol between 5:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. on the morning of Friday, February 28th. Last week, only 46 accidents were reported for the same time period. That’s 39.5 accidents per hour.
Several Sigalerts were issued during the morning rush hour. Numerous big rigs jackknifed, making the morning commute extremely slow. Mudslides and flash floods also contributed to the traffic.
According to reports, at least 1.5 inches of rain has fallen on the coast, up to 2.5 inches in the foothills, and up to 5 inches in the mountain regions. Drivers should expect more traffic than usual due to accidents and flooding throughout the weekend.
The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker wants to remind everyone to be extra careful driving in the rain. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, call our offices today at (800) 333-0000 for a free consultation.