Southern State Parkway
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.
The family of Darian Ramnarine is inconsolable, saying they will never be able to give their loving 18-year-old son a proper religious goodbye because his casket has to be closed.
Joseph Beer was behind the wheel when his car slammed into trees in Malverne. Darian Ramnarine, Christopher Khan, Neal Rajaba and Peter Anthony died instantly.
Sources: L.I. Parkway Crash Survivor Told Police He & Friends Smoked Marijuana Before Deadly Accident
Grief counselors were on hand Tuesday at Richmond Hill High School in Queens where two of the teens, Darian Ramnarine and Christopher Khan, were recent graduates.