Traffic crashes more than doubled from the same time last week after the storm that hit the whole of SoCal slickened roads.
From 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday there was a total of 172 collisions, compared to 84 during the same time period last week, according to the California Highway Patrol.
And there were 46 collisions reported Wednesday between the hours of midnight and 6 a.m., compared to 12 last week.
Driver Adam Risner said it took just a simple speed misjudgment on a wet, windy SoCal road for him to lose control of his pick-up truck, which crashed into a pole.
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"I was coming around this turn right here and hydroplaned and went up the fence," Risner said.
All around the Inland Empire and beyond, people were suffering traffic mishaps due to the stormy weather, from commuters to professional big rig drivers.
Alex Gonzalez was wiped out after being struck in Devore.
"(A) truck spun out. Came into my lane, spun out and hit me," he said.
Dispatchers and tow truck drivers were kept on their toes into the night due to the unusually high volume of collisions, with traffic being blocked at the 5 Freeway in Glendale and the 210 Freeway in Pasadena after two big rig crashes.