NSW Ambulance is urging people to take extra care on the roads after receiving more than 50 call outs for motor vehicle accidents on Friday, October 20 – and that was just during the morning.
Two of those call outs were in the Eurobodalla.
Inspector Kelvin Milne said NSW Ambulance expected a peak in vehicle accident call outs due to the weather.
“Coming into the weekend, there’s a major increase in traffic volumes, which combined with the wet weather, usually means a noticeable peak in jobs related to motor vehicle accidents,” he said.
“We haven’t had wet weather around many parts of NSW for a while and motorists just don’t seem to adjust their driving habits to allow for the wet conditions.”
Insp. Milne said that paramedics were often called out to minor ‘fender bender’ accidents that could be avoided by more cautious driving.
“Our paramedics are often kept busy in wet weather responding to minor front-to-rear accidents, which could probably be avoided by driving more slowly and allowing more room for braking distance.
“We understand everyone wants to get home on a Friday, but it’s always better to get home a bit later, rather than not go home at all.”
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