You’re driving just after sunset in winter. You see what looks like a large puddle on the road. The next thing you know, your car’s sliding out of control, perhaps slamming into a tree or even another vehicle. How did this happen? Blame black ice. This nasty road condition results when melting snow re-freezes and instantly turns a wet road into an ice rink. That’s why the National Weather Service frequently issues black ice warnings in Connecticut. Black ice is dangerous!
Black ice can be deceptive. The road looks wet, but it’s really frozen solid. That’s often why drivers lose control of their car on black ice. They never even realize there’s ice on the road until it’s too late.
Black ice accidents happen all over the world. Listen to this woman’s horrific story of how she lost control of her vehicle on black ice and veered into an icy canal in Scotland. Watch this video to see how a small patch of black ice triggers one accident after another on this Asian highway. Notice how even the tow truck arriving at the scene of the accident cannot stop due to dangerous black ice.
Experts estimate that black ice covered roads result in five times more accidents than clear roads. Trying to stop on black ice can be extremely dangerous. It takes nine times as long to stop on black ice as it does on a clear road, according to road safety experts. That’s why it’s crucial you don’t slam on your breaks if you hit a patch of black ice. Don’t make any sudden steering changes either. Just ride it out.
Black ice accidents happen fast. What if you were injured in a black ice accident? What if you couldn’t work for weeks or months? How would you pay your bills? You need someone familiar with serious accidents. You need someone you trust to fight for your rights. You need the Law Offices of Mark E. Salomone & Morelli.
Our skilled lawyers have years of experience defending people injured in weather-related car accidents throughout Connecticut. We know how to successfully navigate through such complicated cases. Don’t be a victim. Take action. Contact Salomone & Morelli today. We’re on your side.