Southern Californians yesterday were treated to a day filled with rain and gloom, as well as a fair share of highway accidents.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the rain contributed to around 280 traffic accidents across Los Angeles County during the hours of the storm, approximately 5 am to noon. This would be more than three times the number of accidents that occurred over a similar time span on January 9.
Brian Humphrey, spokesman of the Los Angeles Fire Department, spoke to a reporter about the various accidents, which he said for the most part were not serious. “It’s been a busy day but, thankfully, no reports of significant injury or loss of life in the city of Los Angeles.”
The only serious accident appeared to be an overturned tractor-trailer on the connector between the northbound 110 Freeway and the eastbound 91 Freeway. A Sigalert was issued for about three hours to allow crews to remove the vehicle and clear up leaked fuel.
Bad weather always bring with it its share of accidents, but as a San Jose auto accident attorney, I’m glad to see so many of the collisions end with only minor damage. Navigating Southern California roads is like an obstacle course on a good day, and rain and low visibility only make things more difficult. The thought of bad storms make an auto accident attorney in San Jose like myself long for sunny skies.