According to a report on Seattle’s KOMO News.com, the car accident happened when the driver of the Expedition lost control because if icy pavement conditions and hit two patrol cars that were parked on the highway shoulder.
The only injury was to an officer whose thumb was injured.
Seattle experienced some very cold temperatures so roads have been icy which has caused many car accidents. Here are some tips for driving in icy conditions:
- Slow down — brake slowly, change lanes slowly, turn slowly and generally reduce your speed.
- Make sure you warn other drivers before turning, changing lanes or stopping; use your signals.
- If you don’t have anti-lock brakes, pump your brakes slowly.
- If you have ABS brakes, apply harder pressure to your brakes to break quicker.
- If your car is skidding, turn your wheels in the direction of the skid.
- Pay careful attention to bridges, highway on and off ramps and roads in the shade. Slow down before you reach a bridge.
- Practice driving and “doing doughnuts” in empty parking lots.
This information is provided by Washington Injury Attorney blog, a service of The Farber Law Group. We represent people who have been seriously injured in car accidents and the family of those killed.