For a brief three days, Meridian and the rest of the Treasure Valley area experienced relief from the inversion and the icy road conditions that came with it. As the fog lifted, temperatures rose by as much as 20 degrees over night, but the warmer weather didn’t last long, and a recent bout of freezing rain and snow reminded Meridian drivers what winter is all about in the Gem state.
It doesn’t look as though the winter weather will let up anytime soon, either. The Idaho Statesman reports that a winter-weather advisory is in effect, and at least 5 inches of new snow will fall in the next few days. The foothills could see as much as 2 feet. For at least a week, temperatures are expected to remain freezing, keeping the roads slick.
The First Accident Injuries From The Storm Have Already Been Reported In Meridian
The Idaho Statesman also reports that a four-car accident on the interstate in Meridian left two local residents in the hospital. When snow covers the interstate, it is not uncommon for traffic to slow unexpectedly. Kenneth Jerome slowed down with the traffic, but the car behind him wasn’t able to slow in time and collided with Jerome’s rear bumper.
Jerome’s car was sent drifting by the collision, causing accidents with two other vehicles. Although all four drivers who were involved were wearing seatbelts when the crash occurred, Jerome and another driver were injured and rushed to a nearby medical center.
When a weather advisory is in effect and the roads are slick, even driving the speed limit can be considered negligent. It is important to drive at a speed and in a manner that is safe for the conditions, regardless of the posted limits.
If you have been injured by a driver who was travelling too fast for the conditions, give us a call. At the Law Offices of Johnson & Lundgreen, we specialize in helping our clients seek the compensation they deserve through personal-injury lawsuits. So, if you are looking for an accident lawyer in Meridian, Call Us At 208-376-5256 Today!
It Wasn’t The Only Car Accident That Was Caused By The Weather
According to the Idaho State Journal, reports of accidents caused by ice and snow have been pouring in from all over the state. If you are planning on leaving the Treasure Valley this week, you may want to reconsider. Officials have closed down portions of the interstate and various state highways. In many areas, the temperatures are expected to plummet below zero.
If you are unlucky enough to be struck and injured by a negligent driver during the winter advisory, we can help. We offer a no-obligation, free consultation for new clients, so you can learn more about what we do and get advice about your injuries. To schedule your consultation, Call Us At 208-376-5256 Today!