Icy Roads Cause Two Fatal NJ Crashes and Hundreds More Accidents
Posted on Jan 20, 2014
The first winter wave of ice and snow caused several road accidents across the state and contributed to at least two fatal New Jersey crashes.
New Jersey State Police responded to over 250 reported accidents, including multiple crashes along the Bronx River parkway and Saw Mill parkway. Palisades Parkway was particularly treacherous, as police responded to eight multi-car accidents on the roadway, three of which involved victims being sent to local hospitals.
Two lives were claimed on January 10, 2014 due to the icy road conditions. In Pine Hill, a 29-year-old Lindenwold woman was traveling south on West Branch Road when her SUV spun on the ice around 7:00 a.m. Her GMC Envoy was then struck by an oncoming New Jersey Transit bus carrying 25 passengers.
According to the Camden County Prosecutor's Office, the woman was pronounced dead shortly after the accident. At least one passenger in her vehicle was seriously injured and was taken to Cooper Hospital in Camden for treatment. The bus passenger and driver were admitted at Kennedy Hospital in Stratford for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
In a second multi-vehicle crash, a car lost control on the ice on the Beaver Dam Bridge in Brick and was struck by an oncoming vehicle. Investigators said one person was injured as they exited their vehicle, and was hit by another car, causing a pile up of a dozen vehicles traveling behind. Investigators say three people suffered injuries and one was killed in the accident.
All of us at MFR Law Office would like to extend our deepest condolences to the victims’ families, and urge all drivers to take extra care while driving in icy conditions this winter.