The authorities often advice people to stay in their home and avoid travel during inclement weather. But sometimes travel is unavoidable. There was a
The authorities often advice people to stay in their home and avoid travel during inclement weather. But sometimes travel is unavoidable. There was a lot of heavy rain during the El Nino storms. They created conditions that made it very difficult for drivers and resulted in several crashes.
It was reported that there were at least 150 crashes in Los Angeles Country between the hours of 10 PM and 4 AM. Most of these collisions were directly related to the weather. The roads were far too slick for vehicles to traverse and people found that they could not control their vehicle. A second of hesitation or negligence could create a very dangerous situation.
Two of those accidents are said to have been fatal. One person died at around 2 in the morning. Later, a pedestrian was killed by a pickup truck.
That same night, a big rig truck was involved in a crash. This caused one of the vehicles involved to catch fire. Authorities are still attempting to discern what caused the fire. The driver of the small vehicle was rushed to the local hospital.
Alcohol and drugs were likely not involved in these incidents. But authorities do advice to proceed with caution during storms.
After the incidents, several roadways were closed so that the authorities could clean up and ensure safe travel.