Thursday, 27 February 2014 00:58

Erie, PA, Sees 333 Accidents in 24-hour Span

Erie, PA, accident investigators received reports of one car accident every 30 minutes, from Tuesday, January 29, 2014, through Wednesday, January 30, 2014. As of the morning of Thursday, January 31, 2014, 333 accidents were reported to the Erie Police Department so far this winter; that’s 62 more accidents than they saw in January 2013. The increase in accidents is largely due to icy roads and sub-zero temperatures. Prestige Auto Body Shop has seen a big increase of vehicles needing repairs, just in the past week. “We have definitely seen a spike in business, you know, cars getting hit, people sliding into ditches,” said Victor Irizarry of Prestige Auto Body. The number of cars in the lot at Bonnell’s Collision Center has also gone up. Of the 60 vehicles Bonnell’s sees every week, 60–70 percent of cars have ice-related damages. “A lot of front-end, rear-end collision, sliding into one another out there,” said Jody Barto, operating manager at Bonnell’s.

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