Icy conditions were dangerous and even deadly for operators driving along New Jersey Road and parts of New York where two people were killed in dozens of accidents that took place.
Police reported that one person died in a multi-car crash along the Bricks Beaver Dam Bridge in New Jersey.
According to the police, a car lost control due to icy road and then another car hit it. The driver in the second car got out of his vehicle but was hit by another car that caused more vehicles to pile up. A dozen vehicles were involved while three victims suffered injuries.
After 7:00 oclock in the morning, one person died after a motor vehicle hit a Philadelphia-bound New Jersey Transit bus along Pine Hill, Camden County.
Police reported that a female driver, age 29 and Lindenwold resident was behind the wheel of her GMC SUV Envoy bound south along West Branch Road when her vehicle spun out of control because of the ice. The SUV was hit by a NJ Transit bus going to the opposite direction. Ice on the road appears to have prevented the bus from braking in time to avoid the collision.
Twenty-five passengers on the bus, and the bus driver sustained minor injuries and rushed to the Kennedy Hospital in Stratford. One passenger in the SUV was delivered to the Cooper Hospital in Camden.
New Jersey State Police said it was rush hours as they responded to over 250 calls of accidents.
Multiple accidents were reported Alpine and Palisades Parkway, as well as in the Bronx River and Sawmill Parkways. In the Palisades Parkway and Interstate 287, vehicles were spinning out and at least one finally overturned. Police answered to at least eight multi-car collisions on the Palisades Parkway, there of which involved injuries.
One police officer standing outside his vehicle was hit by a vehicle northbound Bronx River Parkway along the vicinity of Main Street in White Plains. Officials reported that the police sustained non-life-threatening injuries and remained alert and conscious. He was he was delivered to an area hospital for evaluation.
Police in South Brunswick said that multiple car crashes are happening and advised motorists to avoid the area. In fact, many roads in the eastern portion of the township are impassable due to the icy conditions and accidents.
Due to icy roads, commuters taking the New Jersey Transit buses suffered delays.
Due to so many mishaps and people slipping and falling on the ice, hospitals were filled to the brim. The Community Medical Center in Toms River stated that their emergency room had a steady flow of patients sustaining weather-related injuries.
Ice caused similar problems on Long Island. The Fire Department of Selden responded to several accidents and slips and falls. Officials said they received 17 calls, which represented the day as one of the busiest days in recent memory.
The temperature rise early in the afternoon eased the situation.
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