Police Warn Of "Black Ice" For Morning Commute
Sunday, December 19th 1999, 12:00 am
News On 6
Tulsa police are warning drivers to beware of patches of black ice. Police say 34 year old Lynda Mozingo was driving across an overpass on highway 75 Sunday morning when she hit a patch of black ice and slid off the road. Moments later, another woman hit the same patch of ice and lost control of her car crashing into Mozingo's vehicle.
Mozingo died from her injuries at a Tulsa hospital. Officer Lucky Lamons says drivers should be extra cautious during the morning drive when black ice conditions are the worst.
"If there is frost on your window, there will be frost on the bridge. That's an easy way to remember if you have to scrape your window then be prepared to have ice on the overpasses," says Lamons.
Officer Lamons says if you come across black ice, do not hit your brakes ride out the conditions. And if you do have an accident, get away from the scene as soon as possible. That way if another car hits the ice and crashes you will not get hit.