Two main roads near Syosset have been ranked in the top deadliest for Long Island pedestrians, according to a new study. The Tri-State Transportation Campaign ranked Hempstead Turnpike first as the deadliest in Nassau County, while Jericho Turnpike was the second deadliest in Suffolk.
The study recorded Nassau pedestrian fatalities from 2008 to 2010. A June 2008 fatality of an 18-year-old female on 25A and a Halloween 2008 death of a 15-year-old male were included in the study.
Data from this study did not include the following pedestrian accidents in Syosset:
A main concern for Syossetites has been pedestrian safety on Jackson Avenue and South Oyster Bay Road. The Residents for a More Beautiful Syosset helped spearhead the almost year-long overhaul of Jackson Avenue. The headache of South Oyster Bay Road continues however and as of March 14, .
Some blame drivers:
- "The road is not getting more dangerous, the people are getting more careless or reckless," said Patch user .
- "We don't need to lower the speed limit, people just need to abide by the limits that are set," said Patch user .
Some blame sidewalk conditions:
- "People can not even walk to the library from the surrounding developments due to the deplorable sidewalk conditions. The road is horrible as far as drivers but give the people a chance to be able to actually walk on the sidewalks," said Patch user
What do you feel is a main cause for pedestrian accidents in Syosset? What are the most dangerous roads and intersections in town? What can the community do to prevent further accidents? Check out the polls below and tell us your thoughts in the comments.