Rain brings increase in car crashes in L.A. County

LOS ANGELES COUNTY — California Highway Patrol officials said a major spike in traffic collisions Saturday morning as heavy rain fell on the county.
CHP officials received reports of 422 crashes in Los Angeles County between 5 a.m. and 10 a.m., CHP Officer Tatiana Sauquillo said.
During the same time period one week ago, when the weather was dry, 58 collisions were reported, she said.
During hazardous conditions such as rain, even the posted speed limit may be too fast to travel at safely, CHP officials said in a written statement, and motorists are advised to slow down and increasing their following distance behind other vehicles.
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