User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


47° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

Share your Photos, Videos, and Stories on uShare! Click here to get started.

News

[0] My Saved Articles
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Multiple Car Crash A Reminder For Commuters To Slow Down

January 2, 2014, 6:08 PM by Sammi Bjelland

Multiple Car Crash A Reminder For Commuters To Slow Down
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

The morning commute, mixed with some bad weather, caused a chain reaction crash on Thursday. 

Highway Patrol says it's a problem that can be prevented.

There have been several car crashes in the last few weeks and Highway Patrol troopers say it can all be traced to one major problem with winter drivers.

"This is a classic example of over driving the road conditions," Highway Patrol Trooper Kristoff DeKramer said. 

DeKramer was at the scene of a multiple car wreck on 26th Street Thursday morning. He says while the roads are not covered in ice right now, there are still slick spots that drivers need to be prepared for.

"If the roads are ever bad, you have to allow more following distance. So you can react for the car in front of you. In this case here, one car braked which caused a chain reaction of people not allowing enough distance and going in the ditch," DeKramer said. 

Thankfully, none of the three drivers or their passengers who went in the ditch had any injuries.

DeKramer says the most important thing people need to do is slow down.

"Sioux Falls always has issues with everybody in a hurry. Everybody just needs to relax and allow more time to get to work," DeKramer said.

DeKramer wants to remind everyone to always buckle up, at all times on the road.

This article has been revised to reflect the following correction:
A misspelling was corrected in this story.

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments







 
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View news

You may also like

SF Murder Victim Stabbed, Suspect Got Pills

4/17/2014 10:12 AM

Sioux Falls Police have released the names of the suspect and victim in the city's second homicide of 2014.

Full Story
FBI Investigates Suspected Serial Child Molester

4/22/2014 1:14 PM

The FBI is asking for help to identify at least 90 victims of a suspected serial child predator who worked in American schools worldwide for four deca...

Full Story
Car Against Guard Rail On I-229

4/21/2014 7:24 AM

Sioux Falls Police and the South Dakota highway patrol responded to a crash around 11:45 Sunday night. The initial call came in as a vehicle fire...

Full Story | Watch
SFPD: 80 Involved In Overnight Bar Fight

4/18/2014 11:42 AM

Sioux Falls Police broke up a large fight Friday morning at Bigs Sports Bar on West 12th Street.

Full Story
SF Police Found Knife In Gas Station Dumpster

4/18/2014 11:34 AM

Sioux Falls Police have found the weapon they believe 41-year-old John Senn used to murder 53-year-old Brenda Hansen. Hansen was stabbed inside her Si...

Full Story


Events

 
 
KELOLAND TV: 501 S. Phillips Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Phone: 605.336.1100 · Breaking News call: 1-800-888-5356
Web Site Design and Custom Programming By: Lawrence & Schiller© 2014 KELO-TV -- KELOLAND.COM -- ALL RIGHTS RESERVED