Multiple Accidents Reported on Garden State Parkway

Six accidents between mile markers 109 and 117 occurred after Monday night's snowfall.

An eight-mile span of the Garden State Parkway was the scene of six accidents in a little over an hour. 

A snowstorm Monday evening caused slippery road conditions. The New Jersey Department of Transportation's 511nj.org reported two accidents on the northbound side of the parkway and two on the southbound side between milemarkers 116 and 117. Additional incidents were reported near milemarkers 114 and 109.

First Aid squads from Holmdel and Hazlet transported motorists with neck and back injuries, and some with head injuries, to Bayshore Community Hospital in Holmdel. 

At 8:57 p.m., an accident on the inner northbound lane north of Exit 117 in Aberdeen closed the left lane.

At 9:20 p.m., an accident on the inner southbound lane north of the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel blocked off the right lane.

At 9:23 p.m., an accident on the inner northbound lane north of the PNC Bank Arts Center closed the right shoulder. 

At 9:29 p.m., an accident on the outer northbound roadway just south of the PNC Bank Arts Center with the lane partially blocked. Injuries were reported in connection with the fourth accident, according to 511nj.org. The extent of the injuries were not immediately known.

At 10:02 p.m., a vehicle was reported to be off the roadway on the northbound side north of Exit 114 in Holmdel.

At 10:07 p.m., an accident occurred on the northbound side south of Exit 109 in Middletown.

Lsantos1727 January 22, 2013 at 03:52 AM
Where are the salt trucks?????
Gregory Nazarian January 22, 2013 at 04:04 AM
Where are the drivers who could adapt to and compensate for weather conditions?
Pat January 22, 2013 at 04:11 AM
Even local roads are bad. Still haven't seen a salt truck. Very icy. No chance if it melting in the morning with these cold temps. Hope they salt the roads soon or it'll be a nasty commute in the morning.
Mike in Leonardo January 22, 2013 at 11:11 AM
Why is it we can never take ownership for our own actions?? Right. Away it's where are the salt and sand trucks?? How about where are the drivers that should have enough common sense to slow the hell down when the driving conditions get bad!?!?!? I am sick and tired of people pointing the finger at everyone else but themselves. Help YOURSELVES instead of waiting around for someone to help you.... That includes learning how to drive in snowy & icy conditions!!!
fred January 22, 2013 at 12:19 PM
no salt trucks till after the carnige was a disgrace
Tom January 22, 2013 at 12:35 PM
I was on the parkway between 7:45-8:50, I was driving 45 and below, as were most others. Despite the conditions there were still idiots doing at least 70, and many tailgating hoping for people to move over (I was in middle lane). Conditions did not allow for one to go much over 45, and even then it was slippery at times; I did see salt trucks near exit 98. I would suspect many of these accidents were due to people just not give a damn about their own safety and those around them.
Paula Iskenderian Guglielmo January 22, 2013 at 12:55 PM
I was driving in this last night going 10 mph. It was terrible and unsafe! A disgrace. Where were the salt trucks? When I got off exit 114 the side streets were salted and safe.
Jan January 22, 2013 at 01:43 PM
I drove down Hazlet Avenue, Bethany Road and then Holmdel Road south to Rte 520 last night at about 9:45pm -- It was awful -- I was going about 15 mph, and put my car into lower gear. Even with that, I skidded a few times (and I just got new tires). The salt trucks were desperately needed on the local roads last night. I drove over the parkway while on Holmdel road, and I saw several flashing lights from multiple accidents. It was horrible last night. This morning, the roads were much better.
aspin January 22, 2013 at 01:53 PM
I was on the parkway going southbound between the Driscoll bridge and exit 109 last night between 7:30 and 8:30 and I didn't see a single person doing 70 mph. Most people could barely do 30mph. Everyone had their flashers on. Traffic was only moving in 2 lanes and the only issues we ran into were on the hills, especially near the Holmdel exit. I was thankful everyone, for the most part, was driving cautiously. I think I witnessed one person tailgating and that was because the car in front of them kept coming to a complete stop in the left hand lane (toyota camry with PA plates. even stopping on uphills...they should have just pulled over).
NJarhead January 22, 2013 at 02:49 PM
Was on the Parkway this morning @ 6:30 and had no issues. Didn't see any either.
Tyler January 22, 2013 at 07:11 PM
I was involved in an accident on the off-ramp at exit 105 Southbound. We exchanged information without involving the police. (They were obviously quite busy). I think 6 accidents is an understatement. There were more, just not reported. Whoever is in charge of insuring the salt trucks did their job before a sheet of ice formed on a miles long stretch of the Parkway should be fired. And anyone traveling more than 20 miles an hour should have their license revoked. Pathetic on so many levels.
Kathy Giaquinto January 22, 2013 at 07:24 PM
You can drive?
Kathy Giaquinto January 22, 2013 at 07:24 PM
I love when all these idiots drive with the blinkers on. That makes things much safer thanks.
Kathy Giaquinto January 22, 2013 at 07:25 PM
Learn how to drive. The salt from those damn salt trucks mess up my beautiful bently and then I have to get it detailed again.
ckent January 22, 2013 at 08:15 PM
Why are you so negative? The blinkers tell that crazy driver in the bentley to slow down and to be careful not to rear-end me because I am not driving the speed limit due to hazardous conditions. It doesn't matter how well you drive. If the roads are ice covered you need salt, sand or both. Even your all wheel drive bentley is worthless on ice. Considering that you spelled Bentley wrong I assume you are just kidding with your naive comments. Have a great day!
Kathy Giaquinto January 22, 2013 at 08:20 PM
List clark get the kryptonite out of your ears and turn off your hazards. If you cannot manage to drive the spped limit go home and suck your thumb.
LGA January 22, 2013 at 10:01 PM
its actually illegal to drive with your 4 way flashers on.
gary January 23, 2013 at 01:07 AM
well said you are 100% RIGHT
Jamse January 23, 2013 at 02:33 AM
I could of not said it any better !!!!!
NJarhead January 23, 2013 at 12:40 PM
I'm with Kathy on this one. Can't stand folks who drive in foul weather with thier hazards on. Do they not know WE'RE ALL driving in those conditions?
NJarhead January 23, 2013 at 12:40 PM
Amazing, huh?


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