Seasonal Santa Ana winds cause dangerous driving conditions and injury accidents in Orange County and Los Angeles. Most local residents have grown accustomed to strong seasonal winds, known as the “Santa Ana Winds”. These weather conditions are marked by the dry air, exceptionally strong gusts of wind, and hazardous driving conditions. Drivers should be very cautious and drive with extra safety during these times.
Strong winds can affect all aspects of driving a motor vehicle. They can make cars and trucks swerve on highways while travelling at high rates of speed. Additionally, the strong winds and dry weather often stir up heavy dust clouds, especially in areas where there is not much vegetation. The resulting low visibility, and difficulty of maintaining lane control in strong winds is a recipe for car accidents and truck collisions throughout the area.
Drivers should be extra cautious during Santa Ana Wind season, and maintain concentration and a firm grip on the wheel in these conditions.
Allow a little extra space around your vehicle whenever possible. Even though you are aware and exercising caution as you drive, other vehicles around you may not practice the same safe driving techniques. Furthermore, larger vehicles such as SUVs and trucks are far more susceptible to strong windy conditions due to their larger profiles. As a result, large trucks often have difficulty staying in their lane and driving safely during strong winds.
Seasonal Santa Ana winds cause dangerous driving conditions and injury accidents in Orange County and Los Angeles. If you or someone you love has been injured in a truck collision or car accident due to these weather conditions we invite you to review the strong recommendations of our clients and the legal industry and contact the Law Firm of Rivers Morrell or call 949-305-1400 to speak with an experienced injury attorney personally for a free consultation.