STATEN ISLAND, New York — Two car accidents snarled traffic on the busy and congested Staten Island Expressway recently. First responders with the Fire Department of New York, Emergency Medical Services, and New York City police officers worked quickly and diligently to treat the injured and clear dangerous debris out of the road so that traffic could flow again. Silive.com reported that the first of the serious car accidents on the Staten Island Expressway occurred around 11:50 a.m. on Saturday. Silive.com reported that the second serious accident happened on Tuesday during morning rush hour traffic. Neither the NYPD nor FDNY spokespeople identified the cause of either crash.
On Saturday, vehicles collided in the westbound lanes of the State Island Expressway and caused traffic delays until the mid-afternoon. The initial call reporting the crash was received by the FDNY at 11:48 a.m. Although the spokesperson for the FDNY could not describe the severity of the accident or whether anyone sustained any injuries, the spokesperson said that the crash happened near the Victory Boulevard exit. Alerts cautioned motorists to seek alternate routes around the traffic jam until officials had the chance to clear the road. Traffic was at a near standstill for several hours until crews cleared the area, and traffic began flowing again.
On Tuesday, a motor vehicle crash wreaked havoc on morning commutes. The crash occurred in the Brooklyn-bound lanes of the Staten Island Expressway around 7:10 a.m. FNDY noted that the crash scene was located in the area of Martin Luther King Jr. Expressway exit. Traffic began piling up onto the West Shore Expressway as a result of the collision. First responders did not indicate how the accident might have happened.
No one reported injuries at the scene according to emergency transmissions. However, injuries could surface even several hours after a collision. Several hours or even a day might pass before soft-tissue injuries such as whiplash surface.
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