Last weekend’s snowstorm made for hazardous driving conditions throughout Southeast Michigan. But instead of staying indoors, three students from Lawrence Tech decided to go skiing. In a creative form of reckless driving, two students towed a third as a skier along 10 Mile Road in Southfield.
The whole thing was caught on video by WXYZ’s 7 Action News Stormtracker vehicle . The driver was traveling down 10 Mile Road near Lasher in Southfield, pulling his friend on snow skis behind his hatchback vehicle.
7 Action News was streaming the video live while speaking with Warren Mayor Jim Fouts about road conditions. The Mayor responded:
“It’s horrendous, and that person will certainly get a ticket. I wish there was a police officer in that area.”
He called the behavior “treacherous and foolhardy.”
But the skier didn’t get far before the police pulled the vehicle over. Later, the students were interviewed about the incident.
“I was worried, looking back, I probably wouldn’t do that again. But, in the moment, I enjoyed it,”
said the driver, Vincent Colarossi. All three students were dismissive, saying there were far more dangerous things they could have been doing.
And they weren’t the only ones acting snow-crazy. In Auburn Hills a man walked down the snow-covered I-75 freeway naked except for a cowboy hat. He too was quickly stopped by police, but not before causing several cars to swerve out of his way on the icy road.
Snowy conditions create enough risk to Michigan drivers. But these two incidents show that you can never know what to expect. Luckily, both of these safety risks were addressed before anyone got hurt, but reckless driving can put you and others around you at risk for a serious or even fatal accident.
That’s why David Christensen and the team at Christensen Law encourage you to take a second thought before you go out on the roads in snowy conditions. When snowstorms blow through, stay home if you are able. And certainly don’t take reckless risks like walking down I-75 naked or towing a skier through Southfield. That puts everyone at needless risk for your entertainment. If you or someone you love was injured in an auto accident as a result of last week’s snowstorm, contact Christensen Law today for a free consultation.