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Accidents More Likely in Slick, Icy Weather

January 17, 2022

Car Accidents

While highway safety experts hold that the majority of auto accidents are due to driver error, unsafe road conditions can make crashes far more likely.

The same is true for slip and fall accidents – they are more likely to occur in a wintry storm, the kind that hit the area Sunday into Monday with a combination of frigid temperatures, then warmer temperatures, snow, sleet, and rain, causing dangerous conditions for walking or driving. Slip and fall accidents often happen due to slick conditions on the ground and Sunday’s storm brought all types of precipitation – ice, snow, sleet, and rain. 

In Pennsylvania, the Department of Transportation (PennDOT), lowered the speed limit on Interstate 78 to 45 miles per hour in Berks, Lehigh, and Northampton counties on Sunday night due to hazardous conditions. Route 222 in Berks and Lehigh counties, 422 in Berks County, and Interstate 80 in Carbon and Monroe counties were also targeted by PennDOT for reduced speed limits due to unsafe driving conditions.

In the Philadelphia suburbs of Montgomery County, first responders reported dangerous road conditions in several spots and attributed vehicle accidents in the area to those conditions. 

Car accidents and slip and fall accidents are unfortunately common any time of year, but more likely in the often icy winter road conditions that occur in Mid-Atlantic winters. Our Philadelphia car accident lawyers at Nerenberg Law Associates P.C. can help the injured, or the families of those who die from the accidents. Located in Philadelphia, the firm serves clients across Pennsylvania and New Jersey.  Call 215-569-9100 or contact us online for a free consultation.