Around 2:30 a.m. on December 25, 2013, police attempted to stop a car near Cliff Avenue and 8th Street for an unknown reason, but the vehicle did not stop. Although the officer did not pursue the vehicle at that time, the same vehicle was then seen speeding westbound on 10th Street shortly afterwards. Police say that the speeding vehicle lost control in a turn and collided with a Sioux Falls snow plow.
The driver of the vehicle and one passenger fled the scene of the accident, leaving one other passenger pinned inside the car. The other passenger returned to the scene while police were investigating the accident, and officials state that both of the car’s passengers appeared to be intoxicated. While police believe they know who the driver of the car is, he has not yet been located, and his condition is unknown.
Thankfully, the snow plow driver was not seriously hurt in the collision, and the two passengers of the other vehicle only suffered minor injuries. It has been reported, however, that the plow sustained about $4,000 in damage because of the accident.
Dangerous weather conditions, speeding, and drunk driving are a recipe for disaster behind the wheel. As you drive on our South Dakota roadways this winter, make sure you slow down, pay attention, and obey the rules of the road.
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