Jump to Content

Northeast Plagued by Winter Weather Accidents

/ Car Accident, Personal Injury, Winter Hazards /

Winter Weather AccidentsNEW YORK – A slushy and snowy commute troubled drivers across northeastern roadways. In some places, the winter weather caused dangerous and deadly car accidents or slippery situations on the sidewalks.

Monday afternoon, Interstate 95 was closed in Rye, N.Y. due to crashes that killed two people. According to New York State Police, the first car crash was minor but while the drivers were exchanging insurance information outside their vehicles, a third car lost control and struck the two drivers.

In Buffalo, a man was hit by an oncoming car while retrieving a snow blower that fell out of his truck bed, according to The Buffalo News. The News said the man was treated for a forehead cut.

The slushy roads may have also played a role in an accident that caused a garbage truck to overturn in Brooklyn. According to CBS New York, the truck fell on its side and injured one person.

i95axSeveral vehicles collided on Interstate 287 in New Jersey. According to crash investigators, every driver was able to pull off the highway but authorities did close an exit ramp nearby.

Across the metro area, commuters were bogged down by delays and pedestrians battled heavy crowds and slippery sidewalks. In some areas of New York, it became even more dangerous when manhole covers blew off, seriously injuring a 71-year-old man on Monday.

“Roadways and sidewalks always have their risks but the dangers increase tenfold when there’s snow and ice. That’s why there are laws requiring homeowners and businesses to clear those areas of debris in New York,” car accident lawyer, Steve Barnes said.

Many public schools remained open in the city but elsewhere across the state and in New Jersey, school officials made the decision to delay or close as the winter weather advisory was extended.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Client Thanks

I would like to thank your firm for representing our family on behalf of my late husband. This whole process was, at times, difficult for us and sometimes painful. But, we were always in good hands as Brian and Maria are two of the hardest working and sincerest people I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. They did a tremendous job.

Read more →

Recent Tweets

    Social Accounts


    Office Locations

    350 Main Street
    2500 Main Place Twr

    Buffalo, NY 14202

    (716) 888-8888
    (800) 888-8888
    Map & Directions

    Grider Street Office
    451 Grider Street

    Buffalo, NY 14215

    (716) 888-8888
    (800) 888-8888
    Map & Directions

    Garden City
    600 Old County Rd
    Suite 412

    Garden City, NY 11530

    (800) 888-8888
    Map & Directions

    420 Lexington Ave
    21st Floor

    New York, NY 10170

    (800) 888-8888
    Maps & Directions

    532 Broad Hollow Road
    Melville, NY 11747

    (800) 888-8888
    Map & Directions

    16 W. Main Street
    Powers Building, Suite 600

    Rochester, NY 14614

    (585) 888-8888
    (800) 888-8888
    Map & Directions


    Free Case Evaluation

    Fields marked with a * are required
    ↑ Top