Wood County’s roads were treacherous on Saturday due to black ice, causing several motorists to lose control of their vehicle. Drivers on Route 25 were battling the black ice and whiteout conditions from Perrysburg to Bowling Green.
According to 13 ABC, road crews were working nonstop to prevent the black ice, but the elements were difficult to fight.
Sgt. Robert Burd of the Bowling Green Ohio State Highway Patrol explained how the tires on the vehicles cause heat and melt the snow on the road, which then results in water. But, the drifting snow and frigid cold temperatures make the water freeze instantly which then results in black ice.
One good tip that Sgt. Burd gave was that if your lane appears darker than the other lane, you are likely on black ice.
There were several vehicle accidents on Route 25 throughout Saturday, with King Road being the scene of many collisions and slide-offs. Black ice and whiteout conditions were working together to cause serious trouble for drivers.
Hit on Route 25 in Whiteout Conditions
Our advice to anyone who was hit by another driver during this extreme winter weather is to contact a personal injury attorney to see the options that you have.
If you were in fact injured due to the fault of another vehicle sliding on the roadway, you need to contact an attorney to see what steps you should take to secure financial compensation. Our lawyers can answer any questions that you have regarding the accident and help you to determine the best plan of action for you to receive favorable compensation.
Call our office at 800.637.8170 to speak to a lawyer today. They will not only answer the questions that you have about your accident, but will also give you a free case evaluation. Our goal is for you to understand your options and have a plan of action when ending your conversation.
For more information on vehicle accidents and the legal options for injured victims, order a free copy of The Ohio Accident Book from our website, or request a copy when calling in.