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Rain and Fast Drivers Don't Mix

Rain and Fast Drivers Don't Mix



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Coco Warner ReportingAll the rain doesn't seem to be slowing down drivers on the freeway. The result? Several accidents and a busy day for the Utah Highway Patrol.

Rain and Fast Drivers Don't Mix

Standing water and high speed is never a good combination. So once again, the Utah Highway Patrol’s biggest piece of advice on a day like today is SLOW DOWN!

"Thank God nobody else got hurt and thank God I was wearing my seat belt." A heartfelt sentiment from a Utah woman after surviving a close call this afternoon on I-215. The woman's green Explorer hydroplaned while she was heading north-- she lost control, hit a freeway barrier, and ended up running her car into a road post on the other side. Unfortunately, it's a scene all to common to highway patrol troopers today.

Sgt. Ted Tingey: "The biggest thing is slow down, slow down, slow down-- we reiterate that every single year, people just need to realize these are bad weather conditions. There's a lot of construction going on so there is a lot of standing water."

Troopers also responded to another accident on I-215. A vehicle ended up on the center concrete barrier along I-215 West and State after hydroplaning.

Some more advice from the UHP, make sure everyone in your car is buckled up because even if you are driving safely, that doesn't mean the person driving next to you is.

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