Driver ticketed in Lincoln Tunnel crash that injured 44
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WEEHAWKEN — A bus driver has been ticketed after two NJ Transit buses headed into Port Authority Bus Terminal collided in the Lincoln Tunnel on Monday, injuring 44 people, according to several media reports. Port Authority Superintendent Michael Fedorko said a bus in the left lane made a quick shift into the right lane, and the bus coming up behind did not have time to stop. Authorities say a bus on the 127 line from Ridgefield with 33 passengers on board rear-ended a bus on the 128 line from North Hudson Park in Fairview just before 9 a.m. The second bus was full, with 56 passengers on board. First responders set up a triage area outside the tunnel, where they were better able to treat the injured. Officials say 34 people refused medical attention. Ten passengers were taken to area hospitals, with the most significant injuries being a broken jaw and broken arm. One of the passengers had a preexisting brain injury that resulted in a seizure. All lanes in the center tube were temporarily closed as a result of the crash. Both buses were removed by 10:25 a.m., but motorists heading into New York City faced major delays of up to two hours. Three summonses were issued to the driver in the first bus for improper lane change, careless driving and unsafe lane change. The Port Authority says 42 million vehicles use the tunnel every year.
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Ask the Ump!
by Mike Lynch
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BOUNCED PITCH QUESTION: In high school, baseball and softball, pitch bounces on ground in front of plate; batter swings and nicks the pitch which goes directly to catcher’s mitt and is caught. Is this a foul tip or foul ball? ANSWERQUESTION: Runner on second base; no outs; batter swings and misses at breaking ball pitch which strikes batter’s foot in flight. Pitch then bounces off batter’s foot and goes into dugout. Live/dead ball? Is runner awarded (2, 1 or 0 bases)? ANSWER: Strike is called on the swing; ball is then declared dead due to contacting batter’s foot. No bases are awarded in this dead ball play. If it was the third strike, batter would be declared out. (BB- Rule 5, Sec. 1, Art. 1a; Rule 7-2-1b) (SB- Rule 5-1-1 a, b; Rule 7-2-1 b, g).
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Fulop schedules 2 PM press conf to discuss 2017 guv election; reports say he may drop out
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JERSEY CITY – Various media reports stated this morning that Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop may announce today at a press conference that he will not seek the Democratic nomination for governor of New Jersey in 2017. Fulop's office sent around a press release saying they are hosting a press conference at 2 p.m. to address the election. An NJ.com report cites “a person familiar with [Fulop's] thinking” in saying he will drop out. The person, who remains anonymous because he or she is not authorized to speak for the mayor, said Fulop will choose to not enter the race because of rumors surrounding a political consultant who is an ally. Fulop, 39, a rising star in both New Jersey and national politics almost since the day he took office as mayor of Jersey City on July 1, 2013, is credited with making Jersey City an economic success story. He also has experience in the military and in private financial services, and has long been spoken of as a perfect candidate for higher office. Fulop still has the option of running for re-election next year and governor in the future.
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