As winter weather conditions continue throughout the week in Oklahoma roads are becoming hazardous due to icy conditions. The slick road conditions and low visibility continue to cause car accidents on some of Oklahoma’s busiest highways.
Earlier this week troopers responded to an accident involving a young driver and multiple cars along S.H.16. The girl was driving westbound when she veered to the left of the center lane hitting another vehicle.
The passenger was fatally injured and the others involved were taken to the hospital with minor injuries.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says the icy road conditions played a major role in this tragic accident.
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When driving in winter weather conditions it is important to be extremely cautious and alert. The roads may look safe to drive but can become hazardous at any given moment. Here are some safety tips to remember when driving during the winter months:
- Stock your vehicle – carry items that can handle common winter driving-related tasks such as cleaning off your windshield. It is also important to be prepared for an emergency by carrying jumper cable, flashlights and warning devices.
- Plan your route – It is important to check the weather, road conditions and traffic before starting your drive. Do not rush and allow yourself extra time to get to your destination safely.
- Stay alert – When driving in winter conditions it is important to be alert at all times. NEVER use a mobile device while driving, be cautious of other cars on the road and slow down.
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