CT State Police Warns Drivers to Clear Vehicles of Ice & Snow
Posted on behalf of D'Amico & Pettinicchi, LLC on Feb 17, 2016 in Car Accidents
Following reports of vehicles being hit by flying ice from other vehicles, the Connecticut State Police are warning drivers to clear their vehicle of snow and ice.
On Tuesday, Feb. 16, residents awoke to several inches of icy slush, which made the roads extra slick. Gusts of up to 40 miles per hour were also possible in Windham County.
State police received reports of vehicles being hit by flying ice from other vehicles, which impacted visibility and greatly increased the chances of an auto accident. State police have handed out dozens of fines for this traffic violation.
Several accidents were also reported in the area. In Trumbull on Route 25 North, a six vehicle pileup was reported. Luckily, those involved only suffered minor injuries. In West Haven, Interstate 95 was shut down because of an overturned tractor-trailer while exit 57 on the northbound side was closed near Branford because of an auto accident.
According to state police, about 150 car crashes and spinouts were reported in the area on Tuesday morning.
Accidents More likely During Winter
Winter brings seemingly daily reports about serious highway accidents and pileups. While these types of accidents can be dangerous any time of the year, the road conditions during winter create additional dangers.
During this time of year, there is a greater chance for drivers to lose control of their vehicles. Low visibility, including a sudden snow squall, can lead to dangers, especially on highways where drivers are more likely to be driving at higher rates of speed.
D'Amico & Pettinicchi urge drivers to drive safely while traveling during the winter season. If you or someone you love is injured in a car accident this winter, contact our team of lawyers to discuss your legal options.