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Thursday, February 24, 2011
Accident in Lincoln Tunnel During Rush Hour
The Lincoln Tunnel that connects New York to New Jersey beneath the Hudson River is one of the busiest places in the country during rush hour. However, this morning's commute was even longer after three buses and a motorcycle crashed on the New Jersey side of the tunnel.
According to reports, the motorcyclist was seriously injured in the accident. Twenty-eight other people were treated for minor or non-life threatening injuries, but 18 of them were taken to the hospital for treatment.
According to the Port Authority, a typical morning rush hour sees 1700 buses carrying 62,000 people into New York City. The accident this morning left just two lanes open for city-bound traffic, which delayed commuters by at least two hours.
Bus accidents injure and kill people because of their size, but also because passengers do not wear safety belts. Motorcycle accidents injure and kill people also because of their size, as well as the lack of protection surrounding the rider.
posted by Neil at 9:30 AM
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Truck Hits House in Pennsylvania
A tractor-trailer clipped a utility pole, veered across Route 30 and hit a house in Paradise Township, Pennsylvania on Tuesday, February 15. The truck driver was found dead in the cab of his truck.
According to witnesses and Lancaster County law enforcement, the driver may have suffered a heart attack prior to crashing into the house. He may have been slumped over his wheel before crashing through a concrete wall and transformer, which exploded. The front of the truck was heavily damaged.
A woman who was inside the house was not injured.
Although authorities are waiting on test results to see if the driver was killed in the truck accident or if he died from a medical condition, the stretch of Route 30 where the incident occurred is notorious. There have been several serious accidents over the years. The posted speed limit is 35 mph, but residents in the area say everyone drives faster than that.
Whatever the cause of this truck accident, thousands of people are seriously injured or killed every year in tractor-trailer wrecks. The sheer size makes the speed of the vehicle almost irrelevant in many cases. The woman whose house was damaged in Pennsylvania was lucky.
posted by Neil at 9:19 AM
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