Wrecks On The Roads

Wrecks On The Roads

Wichita Falls police said there were a total of 117 accidents that occurred between 8 a.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Sunday. The snow may be melting, but the numbers indicate the damage that has been done. If you break those numbers down there was one accident every thirty minutes in Wichita Falls.

"117 that's a lot, but just imagine that you have multiple officers going to these also show the number really increases in how much time it takes up," said Wichita Falls Police Sergeant Spragins.

State as well as Wichita Falls city plow and salt trucks were working round the clock over the weekend. Sgt. Spragins said many people simply did not slow down when coming to an intersection. The Sergeant cited two things that could help lower the amount of accidents.

"Speed is a factor when the conditions are bad, then you need to reduce that speed increase the stopping distance. Everyone has got to stop eventually and with this is the way it has been it makes it a lot more difficult to stop on the ice regardless of what type of vehicle you're in," said Sgt. Spragins.

Of the 117 accidents that occurred over the weekend Sgt. Spraings said that half of them occurred on the highways while the other were on residential streets.

Jack Carney, Newschannel6