Austin, TX (PRWEB) January 03, 2014
With icy roads and car crashes reported in Austin and across Texas this winter, Tony R. Bertolino, a car accident attorney in Austin, said today that it’s important for drivers across the Lone Star State to practice safe and distraction-free driving during the winter months.
Bertolino commented on a report in the Statesman (“Icy roads, crashes reported across east Austin, Travis County,” December 7). According to the newspaper, numerous crashes across the metro Austin area were reported in early December after wintry weather brought icy conditions across central Texas.
“When driving in inclement weather conditions, all drivers must remember to exercise extreme caution. Any icy road can be tricky to negotiate, especially for Austin drivers who are not used to such conditions," said Bertolino.
The Statesman article said that December’s winter weather led to numerous crashes across east Austin and Travis County, where ice and freezing drizzle led to numerous bridge and road closures, multiple reports of accidents on Route 183, I-71, and a nonfatal 25-car pile -up on Ed Bluestein Boulevard.
Bertolino said that a combination of slippery roads and limited visibility often can be hazardous to drivers in the Austin area. This is especially true on bridges across the area, where ice can accumulate and create slippery conditions much faster – even when roads immediately preceding the bridge may be in good shape.
“What’s most important during the winter months is that drivers keep in mind a number of basic driving fundamentals that should be adhered to at all times – regardless of road conditions. When a road’s covered even with a small amount of snow or ice, the slightest mistake can cause a vehicle to spiral out of control and cause a serious rear-end, head-on, or T-bone crash,” said Bertolino, an Austin car accident lawyer.
“Our firm advises drivers who are dealing with inclement conditions to take their time on the roads and to drive free of any distractions or impairments. Don’t speed. Don’t text and drive. Don’t drive while impaired,” Bertolino said.
“If you’ve been in an accident caused by someone driving carelessly on a slippery road, contact an experienced attorney. You may be entitled to compensation for your losses,” Bertolino said. “Attorneys can help you pursue the compensation and closure you need after an accident.”
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