6 hurt in 19-car pileup on Henry Hudson Parkway in New York City

First snow of the season hits New York City

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Thursday, December 17, 2020
6 hurt in 19-car pileup on Henry Hudson Parkway
Video from CitizenApp shows the aftermath after six were hurt in a 19-car pileup on the Henry Hudson Parkway.

UPPER MANHATTAN, New York City (WABC) -- At least six people were injured in a multi-vehicle crash that shut down part of the Henry Hudson Parkway during heavy snowfall Wednesday evening.

The first 911 call was reported at 6:10 p.m., with the chain-reaction pileup happening near the West 181st Street.

The number of vehicles involved is unclear, but police say it was approximately 19. Sources say that 9 of the 19 vehicles had to be towed off the bridge.

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Four of the injuries were said to be serious but not life-threatening, authorities said, while two of the injuries were minor.

Still, all six victims were transported to area hospitals.

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RoadCam 7 drove across the Cross County Parkway as snow fell across the region, creating dangerous driving conditions.

All southbound lanes were shut down in the area as a result of the crash, and traffic on the Henry Hudson Bridge was backed up for miles. The lanes reopened shortly after 9:30 p.m.



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