Local & Regional
9:44 am
Sun March 21, 2010

Snow Equals Wrecks

Tulsa, OK – Emergency medical officials responded to a rash of motor vehicle crashes during the late morning and early afternoon hours Saturday, as wintry precipitation began to impact travel. EMSA experienced higher than normal call volume between 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. During the 4.5 hour span, EMSA paramedics provided care to 14 people hurt in crashes and four individuals who suffered injuries after falling on wet or snowy surfaces. None of the patients sustained life-threatening injuries.

EMSA call volume leveled off as the afternoon progressed. Paramedics report slick-but-improving conditions; motorists should continue to be cautious. Unnecessary travel is discouraged. Those who do drive need to observe slower speeds and increased distances between vehicles. Anyone walking outdoors should wear appropriate footwear and walk slowly; surfaces are quite slick.