The first snowfall occurring on Saturday, November 19, brought slippery roads and dangerous conditions for all drivers. Especially young inexperienced ones.
“I was waiting for my friend [Sophomore] Jesse Sullivan to get to my house Sunday night when my power went out,” said Sophomore Wilson Anderle. “When I looked out my window, there was Jesse’s truck in the ditch wrapped around a power pole about 40 yards down the road.”
Some incidents involved more than just going into the ditch. On Monday morning there was a four car pile up on Dauge AVE that included Sophomore Connor Martin totaling his jeep.
“There was literally nothing I could do,” said Martin. “I came over the hill and I slammed on the breaks immediately when I saw how backed up the cars were at the red light. I slid into the ditch and clipped the car in front of me on the way.”
Not only new drivers found trouble driving on the slippery roads.
“The first time I went into the ditch I was able to get out by myself,” said Junior Rylee Kula. “Later that day I was leaving my friends house when I spun out trying to turn a corner and went into the ditch. Luckily some nice, old, and cute man helped me out. I offered him money, but he said he just wanted to help a neighbor out.”