The dangerous roads of Nassau County claimed another life over the past weekend when a one-car crash resulted in a fatality.
According to a Long Island Newsday report, the accident occurred in Merrick, N.Y., early Saturday morning (Nov. 16) along Sunrise Highway at Lansdowne Ave. Police report that a 25-year-old man from Freeport, N.Y., was ejected from his car after it hit a guard rail and flipped.
The car was traveling west at the time of the accident but the driver of the ill-fated vehicle was tossed to the eastbound lanes of Sunrise Highway. It was just before 5 a.m. when the crash was reported. The driver, after being rushed to Nassau University Medical Center, was pronounced dead later in the day, Long Island Newsday reports.
The accident shut down a large portion of Sunrise Highway in both directions through the morning that Saturday.
This is just the latest report of a fatal auto accident on Long Island, home to some of the most dangerous roads in the tri-state area. We report on these accidents often and in every year, thousands of people will be either injured or killed in one of the many auto accidents that occur on Long Island.
Based on our recent data, there were 104 fatal car accidents reported in Nassau County, alone, in 2010.