Rain, Winds Lead to Highway Crashes

Rain, wind and standing water created dangerous driving conditions

By R. Stickney and Monica Dean
|  Thursday, Apr 26, 2012  |  Updated 7:38 AM PDT
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Rain, wind and standing water created dangerous driving conditions. CHP Officer J.P. Perryman spoke with NBC 7's Monica Dean in this report.

Rain, wind and standing water created dangerous driving conditions. CHP Officer J.P. Perryman spoke with NBC 7's Monica Dean in this report.

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California Highway Patrol officers were busy with a number of rainy day accidents Thursday.

A storm bringing heavy rains and gusty winds pushed ashore while most San Diegans slept.

Morning commuters managed on wet roadways but most of the precipitation was tapering off as of 6:30 a.m. Thursday.

The rain that arrived in San Diego County overnight may linger throughout the day according to meteorologist Jodi Kodesh. 

Among the incidents on San Diego roadways were two rollover crashes.

On westbound State Route 94 to southbound Interstate 805, one driver lost control and rolled several times landing 20 feet from the road. The driver was taken to a nearby hospital with minor injuries.

Another rollover crash occurred around 3:30 a.m. on Interstate 15 near Bernardo Center. CHP said the driver was going just over the speed limit when the vehicle hit standing water, lost control and flipped. The driver was transported to a nearby hospital.

CHP officers say in conditions like this often the speed limit is too fast. You can end up hydroplaning in an instant.

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