The statistics on car crashes and automobile-related deaths in the U.S. clearly indicate the danger present in simply getting on the road. Throwing snow and ice into the mix only adds to the peril, as much of the country is aware of each winter. Poor conditions mean less control of your vehicle, and states must do all they can to ensure that the roads are as safe as possible, and that drivers are well-informed of the conditions that they will be facing if they choose to drive. If you or a loved one has been injured in a snow or ice car accident, you may be entitled to monetary relief. Act now and contact one of our expert car accident attorneys here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates. Call us today at 617-787-3700 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for your free and private consultation. Your needs are our top priorty!
Car crashes in Des Moines, Iowa were so bad last winter that authorities apparently could not see from one end of the crashes to the other. Estimates suggest that as many as 70 cars were involved in a pile-up that killed 5 and hospitalized many more in early February, 2018. Authorities are saying that the scale of the car accidents were due to cars trying to merge onto the highway, only to be met by existing accidents.
The scene in Missouri was not much better. Authorities have reported that six died in several crashes across the state. Although Missouri only received 2 inches of snow on the day in question, the snow quickly turned into ice, and the state faced a series of fatal accidents. An 80 car pile-up represented the largest of the Missouri crashes on Interstate 44.