In the first 30 minutes of ABC10 riding along with CHP Sergeant Adrian Quintero, 3 cars were involved in accidents, all from the same thing: spin outs.
It was a rough start to the day for drivers across the area. One driver said he's not sure what happened - he just lost control of his vehicle. However, with so many people in the same - or worse situations - officers just have to move on to the next to make sure everyone is at minimum, okay.
Sergeant Quintero asks another driver, "You okay? We saw you spin out."
"You saw the whole thing?" asked the driver. "Did I hit the wall?" Officer Quintero reassured him, "Nah, I don't think so."
Minutes later, Quintero encounters another driver who spun out, "We got another one up there that's blocking the lanes and there might be people hurt so if you're hurt just call 9-1-1 okay?"
Sergeant Quintero says these mishaps are all preventable.
"Even though the speed limit is 65, you have to drive at a speed that you're going to be able to control your vehicle," Quintero said. "They over react and they slam on the breaks and it just spins."
Rain, wet roads, and wind all work together to make driving conditions treacherous. Bigger vehicles like trucks or 18 wheelers aren't safe. "Larger vehicles are being pushed around right now. So they're having a hard time staying in their lanes."