Icy conditions cause slips, falls, injuries
One person is in serious condition and more than a dozen others are being treated at Washington area hospitals Tuesday after slipping and falling on ice, hospital officials report.
Suburban Hospital in Bethesda said they have one patient in serious condition and seven others with injuries after ice, sleet and freezing rain fell over large parts of the region overnight leaving roads and sidewalks hazardous to navigate.
Three patients were admitted to the emergency room of Sibley Memorial Hospital in the District due to falls and outside exposure, officials there said.
Providence Hospital in the District reported treating three people with fractures, one with a broken arm, one with a broken leg and one with a broken hip. Four or five others are being evaluated for their injuries.
Shady Grove Adventist Hospital in Rockville, Washington Adventist Hospital in Takoma Park and Washington Hospital Center in the District all were reporting a number of ice-related injuries, mostly from falls.
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