Southern State Parkway

Cars stranded on the Northern State Parkway in Jericho on August 13, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

‘Storm Of Historic Proportions’ Dumps 13 Inches Of Rain In Some Spots Of LI

A storm that dumped nearly an entire summer’s worth of rain in parts of the Tri-State area caused major flooding in some spots, stranding motorists and snarling the morning commute.

08/13/2014

Joseph Beer is escorted to the courtroom for opening statements in his trial on May 8, 2014. (Credit: Michael Balsamo)

NYC Teen Joseph Beer Pleads Guilty In Long Island Crash That Killed 4 Friends

A New York City teenager has pleaded guilty to aggravated vehicular homicide in connection with a high-speed Long Island crash that killed his four friends.

07/29/2014

Long Island Car Fire Rescue

Father-Daughter Team Rescues Man, 85, From Burning Car On Long Island

Two complete strangers were credited Tuesday with saving a Long Island man’s life, after they pulled him from his burning car.

06/17/2014

Joseph Beer is escorted to the courtroom for opening statements in his trial on May 8, 2014. (Credit: Michael Balsamo)

Joseph Beer Found Guilty Of Manslaughter In Fatal Southern State Parkway Crash That Killed 4 Teens

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.

06/06/2014

Joseph Beer at the Nassau County courthouse in Mineola, April 29, 2014. He's facing aggravated vehicular homicide charges for an Oct. 2012 fatal collision in which four of his friends were killed. (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Trial Set To Begin For LI Teen Accused Of Killing 4 Friends In Violent Southern State Parkway Crash

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.

04/30/2014

Mohamed Tarek

Family Demands Action As Boy Lies In Critical Condition After L.I. Accident

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.

02/18/2014

Officer Ronald Holmes

NYPD Officer Pleads Not Guilty In Drunken Wrong-Way Crash On Long Island

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.

08/13/2013

Generic Police File Photo (credit: CBS 2)

Report: NYPD Officer Accused In Wrong-Way Crash On Long Island

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.

08/10/2013

Commercial truck driver info card released by the FMCSA. The goal is to prevent trucks from driving on banned roadways. (credit: fmcsa.dot.gov)

Schumer, Feds Announce New Steps To Combat Truck Bridge Strikes

The senator took up the issue following a bridge underpass strike on the Hutchinson Parkway earlier that month.

03/11/2013

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L.I. Man Gets 10 Years In Southern State Parkway Police Chase, Crash

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.

03/05/2013

Southern State Parkway (credit: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880)

Speeding, Driver Impairment Blamed For Most Fatal Southern State Crashes

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.

01/30/2013

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Calls For Highway Improvements Come After Deadly Wreck On Southern State

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.

01/28/2013

Long Island Fatal Crash

2 Dead, 3 Critically Injured In Long Island Crash

Two people were killed, and three others were critically injured, in a crash early Sunday on Southern State Parkway on Long Island.

01/27/2013

Generic Car Accident (credit: ClipArt)

Icy Conditions Blamed For Multi-Vehicle Pileup In Nassau County

Icy conditions were blamed Monday evening for a multi-vehicle pileup in Nassau County.

01/21/2013

Joseph Beer (credit: CBS 2)

L.I. Teen Makes Bail In Crash That Killed Four Of His Friends

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.

01/18/2013

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