Bad weather and Bad Accidents in Los Angeles
There’s an old R&B song titled it Never Rains in Southern California. However, this was not the case on Monday, March 2nd, as heavy precipitation pounded the Los Angeles area. According to the California Highway Patrol, there were 41 accidents between 12:00 and 4:00 a.m. which was a 50% increase from that same time span last week.
Flooding in Los Angeles
The unseasonably heavy rain had a heavy impact upon on people trying to drive and travel in southern California. The Harbor Freeway was all but closed because of the heavy precipitation. Only the express lanes remained open between the Redondo Beach Boulevard and Glen Anderson exits. However, the worse news was the terrible accident which sent a vehicle careening into a ditch The vehicle skidded out of control and was capsized. The unfortunate incident caused the vehicle to roll into an adjacent ditch on the Riverside freeway.
There are a number of factors that can contribute to this type of accident from bald tires to bad breaks. However, the rain is definitely responsible, at least partly. This is why the weather is something that should concern wise drivers the most. The heavy flooding and extremely low visibility definitely factored heavily into the crash of the vehicle. However, there is only one cause for accidents like these and that cause is people. Human beings are the one constant in every vehicle collision and accident that has ever occurred. Drivers should slow down when the weather is severe or even stay off the road altogether.