Southern California was hit by a strong rainstorm in the early morning hours, and the roadways suffered as a result. Our firm’s San Diego car accident lawyers know that rain is one of the top causes of car accidents. Slick roads were to blame in a fatal multi-car accident that killed five people, as reported by the Los Angeles Times.
Heavy rainstorms cause the slippery streets that cause fatal car accidents.
Around 12:14 a.m., heavy rain soaked the southbound side of Interstate 5, near the 14 Freeway and several cars crashed into one another, causing the wrongful deaths of five people and personally injuring several others.
The California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported that firefighters worked to trap some passengers who were entangled in the wreckage of the accidents, with several unconfirmed statements claiming that three of the five fatally injured persons were teens or young kids.
Car accidents always skyrocket during a heavy downpour and today is no exception. The bad weather is charted to roll through until the afternoon, with thunderstorms a likely possibility, which means that more crashes are expected throughout the day.
The San Diego car accident lawyers who work at our firm want to remind you of six easy steps to take when driving on the road:
- Slow Down
- Turn On Your Lights
- Keep Your Eyes On The Car Ahead Of You
- Do Not Brake Suddenly
- Correctly Defog Your Windows
- Never Drive Through Standing/Flooding Water
Roads are always dangerous, no matter what the weather conditions are like, so it is important that during rain you take extra precautions to be alert and safe.
If you or a loved one were injured in an automobile accident you didn’t cause, then we urge you to contact our bilingual offices as soon as possible at 1-800-655-6585 or please click here for a FREE consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney in San Diego. We handle all cases on a contingency fee basis, which means that you owe us nothing until we recover money on your behalf.