A major multi-vehicle accident on the Palisades Parkway led to serious injuries and a violent assault, resulting in the temporary closure of the southbound lanes between exits 5 and 4.
At least two individuals are reported to be seriously injured, with one person trapped in a vehicle, following an incident where a 15-passenger van suffered a tire blowout and was struck by another car.
A Jewish driver who stopped to help was then viciously attacked by occupants of the van, who mistakenly believed he was at fault. A Flatbush Shomrim volunteer witnessed the assault, leading to the arrest of an African American male by New York State Troopers.
Emergency services, including Rockland Hatzolah, South Orangetown Ambulance, Pearl River Ambulance, Sparkill Fire Department, Spring Hill EMS and Willam P. Faist EMS were on the scene, and all injured parties are expected to recover.
The parkway has since been reopened, and updates will follow as more information becomes available.