It’s inevitable. Whenever it rains in Southern California, the number of accidents on the freeways skyrocket. The rain that swept across the Southland Saturday night into Monday morning was no exception. According to reports from the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the accident rate increased 231%.
Between 10 p.m. Saturday night and 4 a.m. Sunday morning, there were 150 crashes, said the CHP. Last week at the same time, there were only 65. Crash totals for Monday morning’s severe thunderstorm do not seem to be widely reported, but anyone on the roadways after the storm rolled through could see the aftermath of numerous crashes and debris from the gusty winds on the roadways.
When driving not only do you have to be extra cautious when it rains, but you also have to watch out for the mistakes of others. Protect yourself as much as you can when it rains and be even more alert of your surrounding than you normally are. See more wet-weather driving tips.
If you or a loved one was impacted by the storm that came through and have been injured in a car accident, contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker today for a free legal consultation and help.