Yonkers firetruck slides on ice, crashes into garage

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A Yonkers firetruck that was being maneuvered into a garage on Nepperhan Avenue slid on ice and crashed into the structure Wednesday.

The incident happened around 5 p.m. and left behind a gaping hole in the side of the garage.

"My best guess was the ice was the factor, but I would have to investigate it and talk to the driver and so forth," says Deputy Fire Chief Thomas Fitzpatrick. "My best guess is that the inclement conditions led to the rig sliding backwards."

No firefighters were injured.

Earlier in the day, slippery conditions also resulted in a massive chain-reaction crash involving two dozen vehicles on the Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge.

Four people were hospitalized with injuries that were not life-threatening.

A woman got out of her car after a minor crash when officers say a tractor-trailer - unable to stop - crashed into her vehicle, pinning her against the guardrail and causing the pileup.

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