Slick roads blamed for New Year's Eve crashes

Wrecks tie up traffic, cause minor injuries

Published On: Dec 31 2012 10:16:49 PM CST   Updated On: Dec 31 2012 10:22:48 PM CST

A series of car accidents were attributed to drizzle-dampened roads Monday evening.

A four-vehicle crash on I-35 at Judson tied up traffic for a while. It started when a driver rear-ended another vehicle, then bounced off a pair of vehicles before her car came to a stop. The woman ran away from the accident scene. She left her adult daughter in the vehicle.

A two-car accident on I-37 at Commerce led to a series of accidents. While a police officer was investigating that accident, a woman hit the police cruiser.

A few feet from that accident scene, a truck lost control and hit the inside wall of the highway. An officer had to leap over the median to avoid getting hit.