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Snowy Conditions Cause More Than 10 Accidents

Snowy Conditions Cause More Than 10 Accidents
Brick Police are accrediting snow and icy roads, plus unsafe speeds, as factors in ten accidents during the worst day of a snow storm, Tuesday.

With accumulations at more than 12 inches in the area and snow drifts, wind chills below zero, Tuesday snow began in the afternoon and continued through Wednesday morning.

During that time, Brick Police responded to 10 motor vehicle crashes, including an overturned car.

Sgt. Dave Bedrosian, Brick's Traffic Safety Unit supervisor, said drivers lost control while driving too fast on poor road conditions. Accidents resulted, with drivers having not enough braking distance and causing rear-end collisions.

In another case, a vehicle overturned on Route 70 near Van Zile, in a one-car crash, Bedrosian said. 

"The majority of the others were rear-end collisions for which the apparent contributing circumstances were unsafe speed (due to existing conditions) or following too closely," Bedrosian said.

During the storm, speed limits on the parkway were lowered and state and local police urged residents to refrain from driving if possible, due to poor conditions.


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