Three Hurt After Car Hydroplanes On Slick Road

Roads slick from Wednesday night's storm are partly to blame for a crash that sent three people to the hospital.

Police say a driver hydroplaned on Chinoe road Thursday morning, slammed into a Columbia Gas truck and then crashed into the curb.

People who saw the crash pulled the driver from the car. Rescue crews had to use the jaws of life to cut the passenger out.

Neighbors say people regularly speed in the neighborhood and say they want it to stop. Police say the driver may have been speeding before the crash.

The driver of the Columbia Gas van was not seriously injured.

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  • by John on Jul 6, 2007 at 08:05 AM
    Your right Common Sense. I've seen many wrecks just because people don't have the sense to slow down. With front wheel drive and the amount of oil/greases on the road when it rains is worse than driving on snow or ice!
  • by Common Sense Location: Lexington on Jul 6, 2007 at 04:32 AM
    To say that roads being slick from the rain are partly to blame for the crash is very misleading. The cause of the crash in a residential area in this case is excessive speed. The crash happened on a curve; if you slow down for the conditions, the wet road has nothing to do with the crash. Don't blame the wet roads for the stupidity of people who refuse to drive the speed limit or slow down for the conditions. You do not hydroplane when driving slowly.


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