A number of accidents were reported on Wednesday, December 16, after adverse weather created dangerous road conditions. Snow showers, specifically in the Fort Wayne area, led to slick roadways causing many drivers to lose control of the vehicles and cause multiple crashes in Allen County.
According to the details shared by the Indiana State Police, the bulk of these crashes were reported in the Fort Wayne area where the weather conditions were the worst. More than 50 crashes were reported on the day, both within the city limits of Fort Wayne and on the highways circuiting the region.
As per the figures released by the ISP, troopers responded to 39 crashes during the morning alone, specifically within the 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. bracket. During this time, troopers responded to crashes on a number of highways including the I-69, I-469, US3 and US24.
One of these multiple crashes in Allen County occurred in the southbound lanes of the I-69, just south of Goshen Road. Following the crash, ISP Ford Wayne sent out an alert warning other drivers to avoid the area as the stretch of the road had been temporarily closed. The temporary closure led to traffic delays.
In the other accidents that were reported to the ISP, damages ranged from personal injuries to property damage. Some vehicles even experienced slide-offs, requiring assistance to get them back on the roadway. Some accidents also involved vehicle rollovers.
Likewise, a large number of crashes were reported to the Fort Wayne Police Department within the city limits. In the two hours between 7:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. alone, a total of 41 crashes occurred in the city limit as per FWPD. Fortunately, no major injuries were suffered in any of the crashes.
Nearly all the crashes were caused by the dangerous road conditions. This is why ISP advised drivers to keep vehicles slow to be on the safe side.
If you or your loved one is hurt in a motor vehicle accident, make sure to contact an Indianapolis car accident lawyer right away.