“Black Ice” As A Southern Illinois Accident Cause

Vehicle accidents caused by “black ice” have been mentioned on this site, as “black ice” has caused many serious accidents and injuries in Southern Illinois.  On this site, such individual accidents have been summarized, and the overall topic is further discussed on the “Southern Illinois Car Crashes Caused By Black Ice” page.

What makes “black ice” particularly dangerous is that it is often difficult – if not impossible – to see.  Often, it will occur on dark pavement, which makes it difficult to discern.  At night, it is particularly problematical.

Accidents that have occurred due to such icy conditions have caused a variety of accident types, including collisions, “spinouts” and rollover accidents.  Often such accidents occur at significant speeds, which exacerbates the impacts and accident injuries that occur.

A recent accident in Michigan highlights how “black ice” can also lead to large “chain reaction” accidents.  As seen in the December 8, 2016 abcnews.com article (with video) titled “Chain of Car Crashes on Icy I-96 in Michigan Kills at Least 3,” “black ice” is being attributed as a cause of a series of vehicle accidents on I-96 in Livingston County, Michigan involving around 40 vehicles on December 8, 2016.

Additional details can be seen in the sources mentioned above.


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