Elderly woman rushed to the hospital after sitting in sulfuric acid on a New Jersey bus
October 17, 2019
Elderly woman is rushed to the hospital after sitting in a pool of sulfuric acid on board a New Jersey Transit busA New Jersey Transit bus passenger was left with injuries to her leg after sitting in a pool of sulfuric acid on Sunday She was rushed to the hospital for treatment, and has since been releasedPolice are now investigating whether the corrosive chemical was left on the bus seat deliberately Concentrated doses of sulfuric acid cause severe burns and tissue damage when coming into contact with skinBy Andrew Court For Dailymail.com Published: 13:43 EDT, 17 October 2019 | Updated: 13:43 EDT, 17 October 2019 An elderly woman has been rushed to the hospital after sitting in a pool of sulfuric acid on board a New Jersey Transit bus. The 69-year-old – who hails from New York City – immediately felt a burning sensation on her leg when she came into contact with the corrosive chemical on the No. 164 bus in Lodi on Sunday afternoon. She suffered minor injuries and was taken to a local medical facility for treatment, before being released later in the evening. Other passengers were left panicked by the incident, and Bergen Country police officers and a local hazmat team immediately responded to the scene. NewJersey.com reports that the bus was quickly cleared out and that nobody else was injured. An elderly woman has been rushed to the hospital and treated for skin injuries after she sat in a pool of sulfuric acid on board a New Jersey Transit busSulfuric acid can be found in household cleaners, including drain de-cloggers and toilet cleaners. The chemical is highly corrosive and can be extremely dangerous in concentrated doses, causing severe burns and tissue damage. Officers are now investigating how the sulfuric acid came to be placed on the New Jersey Transit bus seat – but it remains unclear whether it was left there deliberately. Sulfuric acid is highly corrosive and can be extremely dangerous in concentrated doses, causing severe burns and tissue damage.Sulfuric acid attacks have been growing in popularity in the United Kingdom, with CNN reporting that attacks increased six-fold in the years between 2011 and 2017. However, crimes involving sulfuric acid in the United States remain relatively rare in comparison. The last high-profile case came back in May, in which a dozen teens were left with injuries after being doused with the chemical during a party in Manhattan’s East Village.