Posted on: January 21, 2013 by Jeffrey R. Kooi
It took only a few minutes for conditions on Interstate 275 near Cincinnati to go from clear to white-out. According to authorities, just at 11:30 am on Monday, January 21, 2013, roads became almost instantly icy and slick as a squall of snow quickly moved into the area.
The road conditions triggered a major pile-up which in the end would claim at least 87 vehicles, including cars and semi trucks. Sheriff’s deputies from Hamilton County, Ohio said that the genisis of the collisions was the icy roadway which caused vehicles to begin spinning and hitting one another. This was coupled with the near blinding visibility from the snow. First responders from at least 12 local communities were dispatched for several hours to attend to motorists and free some of the passengers and drivers from the badly damaged vehicles.
While accidents like those in Ohio are known to occur, as Indiana Car Accident Lawyers, we see these incident far more frequently in the winter months as road and visibility conditions change quickly. If at all possible, travel should be avoided in these situations. If, however, you find yourself in the middle of a multi-vehicle accident, you should avoid leaving your vehicle at all costs. Your vehicle is the safest place until first responders can attend to you or other victims