A total of 23 vehicles were involved in multiple wrecks that sent seven to the hospital due to slippery conditions, police say.
The series of crashes occurred on October 26th at around 6:45 a.m. in New Rochelle, New York.
The New York State Police reports that a semi truck was traveling on Interstate 95 northbound when it leaked approximately 100 gallons of an unknown liquid substance onto the roadway. The substance caused “extremely slippery conditions” and sparked a series of crashes that involved a total of 21 cars and 2 tractor trailers.
COMMUTER ALERT: Police say there has been an #accident involving 12 cars and two tractor trailers on I-95 near exit 16 in #NewRochelle. It’s causing major slowdowns heading north, and some tapping of the brakes heading south. @News12WC pic.twitter.com/Ii31WdCq2y— Samantha Crawford (@SCrawfordTV) October 26, 2022
The crashes sent seven people to the hospital with minor injuries. No serious injuries were reported.
New Rochelle Fire Department and Thruway Maintenance responded to the scene and cleaned up the mess. No HAZMAT crews were called.
Traffic backups were as long as 5 miles during the cleanup. All lanes of the roadway were reopened just after 9 a.m.
State Police are investigating a multi-vehicle crash as a result of a possible oil spill on I-95 NB, at mile marker 5.6, in the city of New Rochelle. Only minor injuries reported on the scene. Center & left lanes remain blocked. 5 mile delay exists. pic.twitter.com/oQnY2ro9B2— NewYorkStatePolice (@nyspolice) October 26, 2022