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Icy Conditions on Texoma Roadways

The New Year brought cold, wet and icy conditions to the Texoma area. Car crashes across Wichita Falls have been blamed on the icy conditions, but officials are quick to point out that a variety of different factors contribute to crashes in slick conditions. Drivers are encouraged to exercise additional caution if they have to travel or commute in cold and icy conditions, and no matter what the roadway conditions are like, drivers should never be texting behind the wheel.

Multiple Wrecks in Wichita Falls

KFDX News Channel Three reports that there were a total of seven jackknifed semi trucks in the Texoma area. Additionally, there were 47 wrecks with non-drivable cars that had to be towed. Another 54 wrecks left cars in operating order, so drivers could take their cars home from the crash scenes. A variety of wrecks occurred on or near overpasses and bridges, which are notorious for freezing before other parts of the roadway.

Driving Too Fast for Conditions

One of the biggest reasons for crashes in icy weather is driving too fast for conditions. If you’re on icy roads, you need to adjust your speed. You can’t expect to go the normal speed limit safely. Slow the car down, drive defensively and remain alert for other motorists who may be in trouble. Give cars in front of you plenty of room, in case you need to stop in an emergency situation. Slowing down to an appropriate speed for the weather conditions helps to keep roadways safe for everybody.

Underestimating the Danger

Underestimating the danger involved in icy conditions was another factor contributing to wrecks last week. Officials report that drivers may get too comfortable when some areas of the road remain unfrozen. Another problem was texing behind the wheel. Distracted driving is dangerous enough under good weather conditions, but add ice to that and you’ve got a recipe for disaster.

Bridges and Overpasses Freeze First

Drivers are encouraged to stay home in icy weather, if they can. If they can’t, they’re reminded to slow down, pay attention and remember that bridges and overpasses freeze first. Exercising additional caution in these areas will help to keep roadways safe for drivers and their passenger occupants.

If your or a loved one has been injured in a crash involving a dangerous, negligent or distracted driver during icy weather, contact the skilled personal injury team at the Altman Legal Group at 940-761-4000 for a case consultation today.

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Winter Weather Crashes in Texoma

Dozens of wrecks are being blamed on winter weather across Texoma this week. According to KFDX News Channel Three, the wrecks began just after 4:00 p.m. on Sunday afternoon and continued throughout the evening. Some cars were reportedly spinning in circles on the icy roadways. A few people had to be transported to the hospital for treatment of injuries, and tow-truck drivers were out in full force well into the night.

Vehicles Crashing on Central Freeway and Kell East

A multi-car crash on Central Freeway, near North 9th Street, sent three people to the hospital sometime after 4:00 p.m. Law enforcement officials had to patrol a stretch of Central Freeway near the Scotland Park exit for hours as drivers tried to navigate the area.

Very few details have been released, but KFDX News Channel Three also reported that a tractor-trailer tipped over and slid onto its side. It’s unclear whether any other vehicles were involved in that collision, or if anybody was injured.

Crash Involving a Police Car

In addition to the dozens of collisions involving cars, trucks, big rigs and SUVS happening across Texoma during this winter weather, there was also a crash involving a police car. Apparently, the driver of a grey sedan was unable to stop in time and struck a parked police car.

The driver was actually pinned in the vehicle, but emergency crews were swiftly on the scene to get her out. She was rushed to the hospital for treatment of a head injury. Although there’s no word on her condition, there were also two children inside of the vehicle at the time. Law enforcement officers had to request the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDot) and city crews to spread sand and ice chat on the slippery roadways.

Winter Weather Safety

Drivers are encouraged to avoid taking to the roads in bad weather, if at all possible. In addition to reduced visibility, motorists could be facing icy roadways and drivers who aren’t safely observing the weather and adjusting their driving techniques to the conditions.

If you absolutely have to go out in bad weather, make sure your car is prepped for safe winter driving and allow yourself plenty of time to get to your destination. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, contact the skilled team at the Altman Legal Group at 940-761-4000 for a free case consultation.

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We can deal with the insurance companies.

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