× Select City
Weather, News

There were 1600 crashes in the GTA during the ice storm this weekend

Ainsley Smith Apr 17, 2018 10:18 am 469

The OPP has revealed how many crashes took place during the nasty ice storm that rocked the Greater Toronto Area and southern Ontario this past weekend.

In a video shared on Twitter, Sgt. Kerry Schmidt said there were more than 1600 crashes in the GTA and the surrounding areas during the storm that resulted in dangerous driving conditions.

While many would assume the weather — which was a mix of snow, ice pellets, freezing rain, slush, and wind — was to blame for the number of crashes, Schmidt said the habits of the drivers on the road were mostly to blame.

“When we look at all those crashes there is one common denominator. It is not the weather, it is not the roads, it is not the conditions, it is the poor driving of the drivers,” he explained.

Schmidt also added that while 1,600 is a lot of crashes, considering how many cars were on the road, it could have been a lot worse.

See also
Dh newsletter logo

Get direct access to our top weekly content, contests, and perks.

Ainsley Smith
Ainsley is a Staff Writer at Daily Hive. She's a former Vancouverite turned Torontonian who is passionate about avocado toast, aesthetics, and avocado toast aesthetics. Story idea? E-mail her at [email protected]

© 2018 Buzz Connected Media Inc.