For millions of people in the United States, the holiday season has not been an especially calm one. The weather has caused some inconvenience in many areas of the country and even Seattle experienced unusually low temperatures and freezing breezes. Dec. 21 marked the 11th time Seattle’s lows plunged into temperatures below 20 degrees since 2000, according to different sources. This put some drivers in very unpredictable situations.
Cars slide down a hill in Seattle
Recently, footage from Pacific Northwest Weather Watch on YouTube shows the negative experiences of many while driving in winter for the past few days, where their cars slide down a hill in Seattle. One of these is the short video that shows a parked Tesla Model S sliding on thick ice and hitting what looks like a stuck Ford Explorer Interceptor.
Seconds later, the electric sedan continues down the street and crashes into a telephone pole. Fortunately, the camera action is at a very low speed, so it is highly unlikely that anyone was hurt.
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From what you can see, the parking brake of the Tesla was activated, since the rear wheels remain locked throughout the video. Although there really isn’t much you can do in such a situation to avoid hitting other cars or objects, but a good rule of thumb is turn the steering wheel to the curb and try to slow the vehicle down.
Meanwhile, another video shows a similar situation in a different area of Seattle. Where, what looks like a subaru which reportedly has no driver inside, slides down a street and hits a few cars before continuing further down and stopping in the middle of an intersection. Again, the event occurs at low speeds, so it seems that no one was injured.
If you are on the road, as we mentioned, there is not much you can do to avoid this type of accident, so the only useful advice is: don’t drive, stay home.
—Kaybergz (@kay0kayla) December 23, 2022
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