With the winter weather setting in, Massachusetts residents face an increased risk of accidents due to wet and icy conditions. These include slip-and-fall accidents as well as car accidents. Parking lots, sidewalks and store entrances are areas that frequently accumulate ice. This can result in a slippery surface that’s particularly dangerous in the early morning hours.
A storm that rolled in on December 10 resulted in numerous schools throughout western Massachusetts being delayed or closed because of the dangerous icy conditions. In fact, area hospitals and fire departments took care of more than a hundred people who had suffered accidents as a result of the weather. Some people were injured in car crashes, although the majority were hurt in slip-and-fall accidents.