Police in the Boston area say at least 11 motor vehicle crashes occurred over the weekend. According to the National Weather Service, some 8.8 inches of snow fell from the sky on Friday, with another 3.7 inches of snow falling on Saturday and 3.8 inches on Saturday. This made for poor driving conditions. Some 50 plows tried to clear the streets over the weekend. Fortunately, there were no serious injuries.
One auto accident left a Jeep with significant damage after its driver hit an NStar utility pole. The 37-year-old Dedham motorist was eventually cited for leaving the scene of property damage. In another Boston motor vehicle crash, an auto struck another motor vehicle as it was backing out of a driveway. Another accident occured when a plow driver backed his vehicle into a Bridge Street building.
Driving in Snowy Weather
Snow and ice on the road can make for hazardous driving conditions that can lead to serious Massachusetts injury accidents. Just because poor weather conditions may have been a major factor in causing a traffic collision, however, does not mean that there aren’t steps that you can take to drive safely and prevent auto accidents from happening. As the driver of a car, truck, or bus, you are supposed to exercise even greater care to avoid auto crashes from happening, including:
• Drive at a slower speed • Give yourself more time than usual to arrive at your destination.
• Make sure that there is even more space between you and the vehicle in front/behind you.
• Make sure your lights are on so that other drivers can see you.
• Brake gently so that your vehicle doesn’t skid.
• Don’t drive using your cruise control when the roads are icy.
• Drive defensively.
You may be entitled to Massachusetts personal injury compensation if you were injured in a Boston car accident.
Storm card : 3 days, 15 inches and 11 accident, The Daily News Transcript, December 22, 2008
Driving Safety Tips, National Weather Channel
Related Web Resource:
Winter Driving Safety Tips, Mass.gov
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