The weather over the past few days in Southern California has been wet, wet, and more wet (with a side of chilly). It’s a common belief that auto accidents and injuries increase during the rain, and some statistics from the recent downpour back up that claim.
According to news reports, many auto accident and requests for roadside assistance records were shattered. On Monday, the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) responded to 146 car crashes, a 55% increase. On a normal day, the LAFD would respond to around 96. There as a 5% increase in the number of people taken to the hospital resulting from a 21% increase in the number of incidents requiring ambulance response. The Automobile Club of Southern California also reported record breaking requests for help, with over 25,000 people needing assistance with their vehicles, strangling traffic along the major roadways.
Everyone should always remember to drive with extra caution in the rain. We’ve previously posted about safely driving in the rain, so be sure to follow basic safety guidelines and protect you and your family this rainy season. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, do not hesitate to contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker via email by using our submission form on the right or by calling us at (800) 333-0000 for a free consultation.