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CrashTen victims listed in critical condition Continued from Page 1A "Then there was the screams," he recounted. "I told people to call the police." Rain-slicked Rain-slicked Rain-slicked roads may have contributed to the accident, said Patrolman Thomas Linardo. One of the vehicles apparently lost control before the accident, said Linardo, offering no details. The impact sheared the truck's front axle and caused the rears of the vehicles to slam together. Some passengers, trapped in the crumpled bus, had to be extricated with the jaws of life by rescue workers. The minibus was taking the center's clients home at the time of the accident. A spokeswoman at Berlin Senior Senior Care Center would not comment on the accident. The center is part of the Archway Medical Day Care Center at 260 Pine Edge Drive in Berlin Township. Township. Victims in critical condition included the drivers of both vehicles: Thomas Langon, 31, of Sicklerville in the truck; and Angelo Zarro, 60, of Somerdale in the minibus. The drivers, along with an unidentified man and woman, were taken to Cooper Hospital-University Hospital-University Hospital-University Medical Center, Camden. Camden. All were listed in critical condition. "It's safe to say it's going to be a busy night for the surgeons at Cooper," said Dr. Raymond Tal-ucci, Tal-ucci, Tal-ucci, the attending trauma surgeon. surgeon. Six victims taken to Kennedy Memorial Hospital, Washington division, were in critical condition. condition. A hospital spokeswoman identified identified them as August Gibbons, a passenger in the delivery truck, and five women from the care center: Elizabeth Wells, Bernice Moore, Katherine Owens, Hazel Mullen and Mildred Jarrow. No ages or addresses were available. James Buie, 55, was taken to William B. Kessler Memorial Hospital in Hammonton. Buie was in stable condition. Dolores Cappuccio, 59, was taken to the University of Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, in unstable condition. Two unidentified men were I CAMDEN 1 Winslow COUNTY I TownsWp I SITEOF t i W j ACCIDENT I I V'S-p V'S-p V'S-p rXV SIcklervUle-New SIcklervUle-New SIcklervUle-New ? A L-sS L-sS L-sS f'sk .'v::.'ow GLOUCESTER COUNTY taken to West Jersey Hospital, Berlin division. Both were in stable condition. Some friends of victims responded responded with concern and confusion. confusion. Several women, who work as caretakers for the disabled, waited waited at Cooper for several hours, wondering if a woman in surgery was their friend. Tracy Adkins said she believed the victim was Gloria Jones, 50, of the 100 block of Center Avenue, Chesilhurst. "She's in the operating room and I feel worse now," said I AREALjj Courier-Posly' Courier-Posly' Courier-Posly' Adkins, Jones' live-in live-in live-in attendant. "I'm just hoping she lives through the night." Hospital personnel would not release an identity for the patient, however. Accidents are common at the site of the collision, particularly when the road is wet, said Hasher, the gas station attendant. "There are always cars sliding and fender-benders fender-benders fender-benders here," he said. Police, however, did not describe describe the road as dangerous. "It's only as bad as any heavily traveled road around here," said Linardo.