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CHP: 40 crashes in 6 hours during, after storm
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The California Highway Patrol said they were busy during the first wave of storms that rolled through the Sacramento region.

Officials said between 6 a.m. and Noon, they responded to 40 accidents in the region on the interstates and highways.

"I was stopped and I got hit," driver De Pak said.

Pak said his truck was hit will driving on Highway 99 and Sutterville Road.

CHP said people tend to drive faster once the rain slows or stops, which creates cars to hydroplane.

"When we have a break in the rain, people seem to think they can speed up," officer Adrian Quintero said.

Quintero said CHP also noticed people driving and texting even during the rain.

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