Rain Slick Roads Causes Several Accidents
The local authorities reported that there were seventy-seven traffic accidents on the Los Angeles County Freeways and other areas which are patrolled by the CHP (California Highway Patrol) in a four hour period overnight during the rain storms, which is compared with the fifteen from the same period the week before.
California Highway Patrol Officer, Jennifer Cassidy noted that the statistics compared the four hour period which began at ten o’clock that Wednesday night, to the same time period just seven days earlier.
California Highway Patrol Officer, Francisco Villalobos stated
It’s not the weather that’s caused the crashes: it’s the drivers. We’ve seen a significant increase in the number of traffic collisions at onramps and offramp, spinning out and hitting guardrails. That tells us people are driving too fast for the conditions.
The report also stated that among all of the traffic problems that there were a series of multi-vehicle collision accidents which occurred in the Pasadena area which blocked the Foothill (210) Freeway transition lanes in both directions.
California Highway Patrol Officer, Alex Rubio said that there were no injures to report in the first accident. The first accident which involved three big rigs and a Mercedes-Benz. The accident had closed the two-lane connector road between separate sections of the Eastbound 210 around eleven thirty-five that Wednesday night.
The second accident happened around twelve thirty that morning. This second accident involved a Big Rig that was jackknifed and collided with a Sedan which closed the westbound transition lanes of the Freeway, which also connect separate sections of the 210 West.
According to the CHP, the third accident happened around twelve forty that morning. This crash also involved a jackknifed big rig and it blocked the two transition lanes on an overpass from the Eastbound Ventura (134) Freeway to the Westbound 210.
Daniel A. Gibalevich