Two people were transported to the hospital with serious injuries after a crash on Howard Avenue Wednesday night.
According to LaSalle police, poor weather conditions contributed to the accident between two pickup trucks that collided in the southbound lanes of Howard Avenue just south of Dominion Golf and Country Club around 11:30 p.m. Police noted that high winds and drifting snow added to already very cold conditions that evening.
Emergency crews had to extricate both drivers from their vehicles, who suffered serious injuries and were transported to a local hospital. Both vehicles were damaged beyond repair.
LaSalle police has asked that anyone who witnessed the crash call 519-969-5210.
Winter Weather Driving Reminder
This accident is a stark reminder of the dangers of driving in winter weather. Now that winter weather has arrived in Southern Ontario, police are reminding motorists to slow down and drive with extra care and attention.
Windsor-Essex received record-breaking snowfall earlier this week, with an estimated 20 to 25 centimeters of snow being dumped on the region.
Environment Canada has also issued a special weather statement for the area, warning of significant precipitation from Friday through Sunday. The incoming system could bring a mix of snow and rain over the coming days, leading to poor travel conditions.
Many experts in the region are encouraging drivers to install snow tires for the winter season. They note that one of the most important benefits of snow tires is that the rubber in the tires stays soft cold weather, allow for more traction and grip of snowy roads.
Motorists should also leave plenty of space between their vehicles and others on the road and avoid all distractions when driving.
The Windsor car accident lawyers at Greg Monforton & Partners have helped many victims of winter accidents recover the compensation they need. If you are injured in an accident caused by another driver, we can help you determine your legal options. Schedule a free consultation to learn more.