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Do Thunderstorms Explain The Crashes All Over Cincinnati?

On Friday evening, Cincinnati police officers were overwhelmed; it seemed like every ambulance in the city was being used. Soon after Friday's thunderstorms began, deadly auto accidents began occurring all over the Cincinnati area.

One of the accidents proved fatal, as a motorcyclist died after crashing on the I-471 exit ramp at Columbia Parkway. He was travelling beneath an overpass when he was ejected from his motorcycle.

A four-car accident occurred just hundreds of feet away at the same time. The timing and proximity of the accidents suggests that the storms caused standing water to pool on the interstate, presenting deadly steering and braking issues resulting from hydroplaning.

About an hour later, a three-vehicle collision occurred in Westwood at Baltimore and Montana avenues. Several people were injured. Meanwhile, another Westwood crash occurred at Lafeuille and Queen City avenues. That accident also caused serious injuries.

The deadly chaos was clearly caused, at least in part, by the major storms sweeping through the Cincinnati area Friday evening. The thunderstorms rolled in during rush hour, so many motorists didn't have a choice about being on the road.

When the rain falls, remember to slow down. Braking distances dramatically increase when roads are wet. Also, be aware that underpasses often present the danger of hydroplaning, as water often pools beneath overpasses.

If you or a loved one is seriously hurt in an Ohio car accident caused by the negligence of another motorist, an experienced Cincinnati car accident attorney can help you explore your options.

Source: Cincinnati.com, "One Crash Fatal, Many Others With Injuries," June 1, 2013

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