LAS VEGAS, Nev. (702 Times, NV Globe) – The weather produced a traffic issue across the Las Vegas valley on Sunday, and we chatted with individuals who shared their observations.
“I feel like when the rain hits the ground, people accelerate more,” Giraldo Arias said.
Sunday brought heavy rain to the valley, and with it, big accidents were reported all throughout.
RTC Southern Nevada’s Twitter feed has a thread of post alerts of all the accidents that happened during the day. The most serious incident occurred on the 215 southern beltway at the I-15 ramp.
Several drivers were sent to the hospital after a 14-car pileup. According to the Nevada Highway Patrol, all of the drivers had non-life threatening injuries.
“They were a little slick, so I just slowed down and took my time,” local Jamie Stuart said. “I think people just lose their senses and we don’t have it a lot so people don’t have a lot of experience in it.”