Wednesday, December 9, 2009

A rough morning commute

The weather certainly made this morning a rough drive to work for many people around Kansas City. Consider these numbers:

  • From 7 to 9 a.m. today, Dec. 9, we had 43 non-injury car crashes and 3 injury crashes.
  • Compare that to yesterday, when from 7 to 9 a.m. we had just 13 non-injury crashes and 3 injury crashes.
These numbers account only for calls on which police were dispatched in the city limits of Kansas City, Mo. These do not include the number of accident reports that were walked into the stations.

Speaking of, during road conditions like this, if you get into an accident and your car is driveable and you can safely exit the scene, please exchange information with the other car's driver and walk the report in to the nearest police station. As you can see, police were very busy this morning responding to 46 crashes in a two-hour period, and the more of them we can keep available to assist in serious emergencies, the better.

Please be careful out there.

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