Weather Related Injuries Send Many To QC Area Emergency Rooms
The numbers are in from Sunday's freezing rain and drizzle and according to the Quad City Times nearly 300 people visited an E.R. or an urgent care center for some type of injury related to the weather.
At first that number was rather surprising. I mean this is Iowa. We know how to deal with ice and snow. Sure, they'll be some fender benders. But we have this winter weather stuff covered, right?
Then I thought about my rookie mistake of not warming my truck up enough and how the windshield got iced over while I was hurrying to Walmart on Elmore Sunday before it got bad. Even yesterday morning while trying to avoid the ice on my truck's side rail, I tried to hop up from the icy parking lot and almost face planted!
So yeah, 300 people seeing the doctor because of Mother Nature. Yeah, that's about right.