Southern State Parkway
Two complete strangers were credited Tuesday with saving a Long Island man’s life, after they pulled him from his burning car.
Prosecutors said Joseph Beer, 19, was high and impaired after smoking $20 worth of marijuana and then driving more than 100 mph before crashing off the Southern State Parkway, killing his four teenage passengers.
According to prosecutors, 19-year old Joseph Beer is accused of driving high on marijuana while going at least 110 mph on the Southern State Parkway before losing control and crashing into trees near Exit 17 on October 8, 2012.
A family from Valley Stream, Long Island, has been left devastated as their son fights for his life in the hospital. The boy was hit by a car at what his parents said is a very dangerous intersection near a school and church, and the family has demanded action so other children will not get hurt.
A veteran NYPD officer faced a judge on Long Island Tuesday, on accusations that he took a drunken wrong-way drive along a highway and crashed into five cars.
A driver – reportedly an NYPD officer – was accused of crashing into five other vehicles as he drove the wrong way on Long Island early Saturday, a report said.
The senator took up the issue following a bridge underpass strike on the Hutchinson Parkway earlier that month.
Louie Blanton, 24, of Amityville, pleaded guilty to aggravated assault upon a police officer, unlawful fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle, and criminal possession of a weapon in January.
New York State officials have confirmed that speeding and driving while impaired are the leading causes of fatal crashes on the Southern State Parkway through Nassau County, which happens to be Long Island’s busiest stretch of roadway.
Another tragedy over the weekend on a well known deadly stretch of highway on Long Island has residents of the area crying out for changes and help.
Two people were killed, and three others were critically injured, in a crash early Sunday on Southern State Parkway on Long Island.
Icy conditions were blamed Monday evening for a multi-vehicle pileup in Nassau County.
Joseph Beer, 17, is accused of being high on marijuana and speeding when he crashed his brand new car into trees along the Southern State Parkway on October 8.
Joseph Beer, 17, was handcuffed and escorted to court six weeks after surrendering to police after crashing his car on Long Island’s Southern State Parkway. He is charged with aggravated vehicular homicide.
The goal, Rice said, is to prevent another fatal incident from happening through enhanced driver education.