Every year, right after daylight savings ends, there is an increase in the number of car accidents that occur. This trend continues for the first few weeks after the end of daylight savings and then things go back to normal.
The theory behind this phenomenon is that people are unaccustomed to the roads getting dark at times when they used to be light. It is a sudden change to lose an entire hour of daylight during the evening commute. Most changes are much more subtle than daylight savings. The highest rate of car accidents occur at the start and the end of daylight savings.
In Oregon, rain and darkness led to an accident involving a gravel truck, a sedan, and a telephone pole. No one was hurt but the interesting picture of the telephone pole over the front of the sedan was enough for many.
If you have been injured in a car accident, contact the Lake Geneva car accident injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 1-800-275-1729 to discuss your case and to determine your legal options.