Icy Roads Lead to Head-On Motor Vehicle Collision in California

January 9, 2018

On Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at approximately 8:15 a.m.., police, fire, and rescue crews responded to the scene of a motor vehicle collision on Buck Hewitt Road in the area of Oriole Drive, in California.

Units arrived on scene to discover a two-vehicle accident involving a Ford Focus and a Chevrolet Tahoe.

While the cause of the collision is not yet known, the roads were very icy.

Updates will be provided if they become available.


9 Responses to Icy Roads Lead to Head-On Motor Vehicle Collision in California

  1. Anonymous on January 9, 2018 at 11:57 am

    Because they did a lousy job of cleaning up the snow as usual and too many idiots around here “put the pedal to the metal” in snowy/icy road conditions. I lost count on how many stupid people floored the gas pedal on snow and ice last night just to look cool or whatever other stupid reason they did it. Grown adults who need the cops to babysit them all the time so they don’t misbehave in public.

    Given the amount of damage done to both vehicles, it would be reasonable to assume that speeding was definitely a factor. I have no sympathy for people who refuse to drive properly; only for the law-abiding people who fell victim to the unruly behavior. Follow the rules of the road or stay the hell off of it. Driving is NOT a right, it’s a privilege!

    • Jive on January 9, 2018 at 3:51 pm

      Blah blahn

    • Anonymous on January 9, 2018 at 6:45 pm

      I am guessing the tires were pretty worn also. One of the biggest contributing factors to ice/snow collisions is that the tire tread isn’t deep enough (and speeding). I hope everyone involved is ok.

      • Keep It Real on January 9, 2018 at 7:24 pm

        You Skate on ICE, Not Drive on it, too many fools think otherwise.

    • Anonymous on January 9, 2018 at 7:06 pm

      On the contrary…they did a GREAT job of cleaning up the snow. Unfortunately Monday evening it rained and temperatures stayed below freezing over night and roads iced over in many places.

  2. The Bald One on January 9, 2018 at 3:53 pm

    Kinda jumping to a conclusion, ain’t ya? Unless you witnessed the accedent happen, or were driving one of the vehicles involved, you really have no clue if speeding was involved, ave you know what they say about assuming. Yes, folks get over confident in thier driving abbilities, and the roads were a mess this morning, but if both cars were doing 30, the energy of the impact is equivalent to 60 mph at the impact point, ie the front of the vehicles, and can make it look like speeding was involed.

    • Keep It Real on January 9, 2018 at 7:26 pm

      Sounds like 15 mph would have been better or both parties could have stayed home, until well after noon time. It’s a choice, people choose to drive this morning.

  3. Joe on January 9, 2018 at 5:16 pm

    Actually, I think St. Mary’s county does a great job on the roads. I live on a remote street with limited houses, and they always take care of my neighborhood in a timely manner

  4. Roy Fedders on January 15, 2018 at 2:55 pm

    Perhaps the icy roads were simply “part” the cause. Many accidents have been known to have more than one cause. It doesn’t have to be limited to only one cause.