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Snow covered vehicles lead to dangerous driving conditions

Posted at 11:24 PM, Dec 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-19 23:29:16-05
Snow and ice covering car windows and mirrors can be a dangerous mix, making it near impossible to see while driving in winter weather conditions...that is if you don't brush off your car and do it thoughroughly.
 
"We've answered since Friday 60 calls for service for cars off the roads, property accidents, and the main causes are always obstructed view and speed," said Sergeant Jason Bouton of the Erie County Sheriff's Office.
 
New York State Police aren't ruling out the possibility that a 19-year-old driver of a Ford may not have completely cleared her car of all snow and ice Sunday. Police say she crossed the double yellow line on Boston State Road, hitting a Toyota Prius head on. The driver of the Prius, 63-year-old Peachy Schrockk was taken to the hospital where she died. The passenger in the Prius was also injured. Police say alcohol wasn't a factor in this crash, and are looking at other distracted driving possibilities.
 
Erie County Sheriff's Deputies say there were also a number of accidents following the Bills game in Orchard Park Sunday, related to weather conditions.
 
"At the game you saw a lot of people wanted to get out real quick and they didn't take the time to defrost their windshield," said Sgt. Bouton. "We had a lot of hit and run accidents and cars off the road."
 
There have been some efforts by New York Lawmakers to make it illegal to drive with a car that hasn't been cleared of snow and ice, but nothing has come into law.