Local emergency room doctors reported seeing many more injuries including dislocated shoulders, broken bones and bruised tailbones due to falls during last season's storms.
So, to prevent getting hurt:
- First - Wear shoes or boots with traction
- Second - Walk like a duck! In other words, take short steps and keep your knees bent
- Third -Pay attention to where you are walking and be mindful of black ice.
- Lastly, if you do fall, try not to use your hand to break your fall. That can lead to a broken wrist. If you are carrying something, carry it in your dominant hand so you're less likely to use that hand to catch yourself.