Slick Roads Blamed For Bronx River Parkway Accident
The winter season officially began on December 21st and will continue through March 19th. During this season, take notice that 70% of America’s roadways lie in areas that will receive snowfall during the season. 70% of the population also live in regions where there will be snowfall this winter. For those on the roadways, they should also consider that 17% of all vehicle crashes occur in winter conditions, leading to 1,836 fatalities that are attributed to icy or snowy pavement. There are over 116,800 people that are injured in motor vehicle crashes that occur on snowy or icy roadways.
CBS Local New York reports that slick roads on the Bronx River Parkway may be to blame for a multi-vehicle accident.
The crash occurred at about 1:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon on the Bronx River Parkway. The multi-vehicle accident shut down the roadway until about 7 p.m.
The 15-vehicle crash occurred during a snowfall where drivers say that they were unable to see more than a quarter-mile ahead of them.
According to paramedics, there were 8 people who suffered from injuries in the accident. Their conditions ranged from minor injuries to life-threatening injuries. Six suffered from serious injuries. Many of the drivers blamed the crash on slick roadways and low visibility.
Brianna Almodovar said that the roads had not been salted at all.
Although only one inch of snow fell in the area, the low temperatures caused most of it to stick to the ground.