Recent Snowstorm Causes Car Accidents throughout North Carolina

Cars and trucks were slipping and sliding all over the roadways after the recent snow storm that swept through our area. The storm dumped inches of snow on a number of states including North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia Tennessee and Kentucky. These dangerous and snowy conditions significantly increased the risks for car accidents in North Carolina and drivers felt these risks first hand.
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Before, during and after the snow storm, officials warned drivers about the icy spots near overpasses, bridges and ramps. In our state, cars and trucks slipped off of the road in Raleigh and in nearby areas. According to accident reports, a car lost control on the roadway and hit a police cruiser as an officer was investigating another crash. The State Highway Patrol says it responded to more than a dozen early-morning accidents in Wake County alone, according to FOX News.

Our North Carolina car accident attorneys understand that this storm really endangered drivers who set out on our roadways. Motorists had to be cautious of not only snowy and icy pavement, but they had to be on the lookout for trees that were falling because of the weight of the snow. We understand that driving is dangerous, especially in winter weather conditions. That’s why CW22 is here to offer drivers in Raleigh and the surrounding areas some simple driving tips for those of you who are brave enough to venture out on our roadways in the wicked winter weather.

Winter Driving Tips from CW22:

-Consider purchasing tires as a gift for your loved one’s birthday. According to a recent poll from the The Hankook Tire Winter Gauge Index, nearly 85 percent of American’s wouldn’t mind receiving a new pair of tires as a gift. With the tough economic times, necessary gifts are a true present.

-Plan accordingly. When you know the winter weather is approaching, check out your tires. Make sure they’re not balding and the pressure in them is adequate. Poor tires can cause an accident, especially on slippers roadways.

-Always keep a safety kit in your car. Because winter weather can be unpredictable, you always have to be ready. Keep a blanket, nonperishable food, water, a flashlight, jumper cables, a snow shovel and brush, an ice scraper and a spare tire with you at all times.

-If you can avoid driving, please do so.

-Make sure you always have a cell phone with you.

-Be cautious on slippery roadways. Slow your speed down and keep an ample amount of space between you and other vehicles.

Winter is a tricky time to be on our roadways. Make sure you plan ahead and that you’re always prepared. Before you head out, check out NCDOT’s Traveler Information Management System to get real time information on events that cause severe and unusual congestion on NCDOT maintained roadways in the state.

The Carolina injury attorneys at the Lee Law Offices, P.A. represent victims of car accidents in both North and South Carolina. Call today for a free and confidential appointment to discuss your case. Call 1-800-887-1965.

More Blog Entries:

Fickle Weather Conditions Increasing Risks for Car Accidents in Asheville and Elsewhere, North Carolina Personal Injury Lawyers Blog, February 14, 2012

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