Vehicle collision injures Rutgers students
At least two students have been injured after a car struck them on Monday night.
The two students were taken to a local hospital for non-life threatening injuries after being hit by the vehicle on Douglass campus, said University spokesperson E.J. Miranda. The incident occurred on Nichol Avenue close to Suydam Street.
The accident happened around 6:00 p.m.
Three ambulances were on the scene near Cabaret Theater shortly after the accident and departed with students in tow by 6:35 p.m.
The car, a silver Toyota RAV4, sustained damage to its front end.
Local police officers at the scene declined to comment on the incident, as did the RAV4's driver.
"The accident investigation is ongoing," Miranda said.
It snowed through most of Monday, with a few inches accumulating by the evening, according to accuweather.com.
On average, there are more than 75,000 crashes in New Jersey every winter due to vehicles skidding on snow and ice, according to the Division of Highway Traffic Safety website.
Drivers can prevent these accidents by avoiding sudden movements when driving, going with turns when skidding and watching out for black ice, according to the site.
Drivers who do skid should avoid braking or accelerating, according to the site. They should instead focus their steering wheels in the general direction their car is skidding in, and straighten out after they have regained control.
They should also increase separation between cars while driving to ensure they do not crash in the event of sudden stops, according to the site.
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