Multiple Car Crashes During Monday Commute
Posted on Jan 06, 2015
MERIDIAN -- Idaho State Police report that on Monday the Treasure Valley had multiple auto accidents due to icy road conditions that were the result of drivers traveling too fast for conditions following a freezing rain that dropped in the area early in the morning preceding the Monday morning commute.
According to police, one crash occurred on Ustick Road due to a vehicle traveling too fast for conditions attempting to make a left turn onto Curt Drive when the vehicle slid off the road into a ditch trapping the driver inside. Police and Firefighters responding to the scene had to extricaet the injured driver from the car and was taken to a local hospital for minor injuries.
Another accident was caused by a driver driving a GMC Envoy driving too fast for conditions and lost control no slushy road conditions later in the day.
Trooper Murakami of the Idaho State Police admonished drivers to "please take a little extra time, slow down and increase your following distance and just be very cautious."
Drivers need to take caution especially during this time of year when roads are often slick due to freezing rain, sleet and snowy conditions. Drivers found to be driving too fast for conditions are subject to being cited in addition to bearing the costs associated with insurance deductibles for their own property damage as well as for the injuries and damages to others caused by their negligent driving.