On Saturday afternoon, a 22-year-old woman, Robbie Kilen, was driving on Us 224 when she lost control of her vehicle. She was driving westbound on the snow and ice-covered road when she went off the left side of the road and hit a utility pole.
Thankfully, Kilen was wearing a seat belt. The pole she hit was sheared off halfway and a portion of US 224 was shut down for several hours.
Kilen has been given a citation for operation without reasonable control.
This accident serves as a reminder to drivers as the blizzard-like conditions roll into our area.
Safe Driving in the Snow and Ice
As you read above, although snow and ice played a major role in the one-vehicle accident above, the driver is still held responsible.
It is imperative for drivers to know that if they are the cause of an accident during the blizzard-like conditions we will be experiencing the next couple of days; they will be considered at-fault. You cannot blame an accident on Mother Nature, but a driver instead.
We shared a blog post earlier this week that highlighted tips for driving in the snow. These should be given special attention as the conditions worsen. We also recommend that if your region is under a snow emergency, do not go on the road unless you absolutely have to.
Hit by Driver in Snowy Conditions
If you were on the roadway, operating your vehicle with the appropriate caution, yet you were hit by another driver who failed to operate their vehicle with reasonable control, they would be deemed at-fault.
If you were injured in an accident caused by another driver, you may have a legitimate personal injury claim. We would advise you to contact a lawyer at 800.637.8170 to discuss the accident and the injuries that have resulted. When you call our office, we also answer any questions that you have related to the accident, explain your legal options, and we also give a free case evaluation.
Call to get the answers you need about your accident and injuries.