Updated on: 9/18/2019
According to State Troopers, there were as many as 60 collisions on Sunday the 16th alone, with more than 50 more coming Tuesday morning.
Troopers are pointing to the rain as a cause of the increased accidents with increased rains in the area over the last week as fall begins to take hold of the area.
Troopers are urging drivers to slow down in rainy conditions, because there will be more rain to come, and morning like these stretch State Patrol resources and lead to even slower commutes.
Thankfully both Sunday and Tuesdays commute did not appear to result in any injuries.
Wet Roads, Slow Speed
With more wet systems coming in, it’s important to take the state patrols warning seriously.
In the rain, it’s important to make sure you have good visibility, using defrost when needed, and having appropriate wiper speeds for the conditions.
Changing driving speed to conditions is important and maintaining breaks and tires to allow the best chance to be able to stop when needed is crucial.
Finally, signaling and using headlights and horn appropriately to communicate to fellow drivers is crucial to avoid dangerous accidents.
Accidents caused by rain or other poor weather conditions may require special experts and investigations to help determine fault in a case, without which insurance companies could attempt to deny a claim or short change a recovery.
If you or a loved one are injured in an accident this rainy season, give the award-winning Car Accident Attorneys at Davis Law Group a call 206-727-4000 or use the chat or contact functions on this page to request a free consultation and case evaluation.