In the past week, we reported on five separate accidents in Syosset and the surrounding neighborhoods. Over the course of four days, we reported on five serious traffic issues. Some of the cases, like the Wyandanch and Bohemia men, involved criminal charges. Others, like the woman being airlifted to a hospital after crashing into a tree, were everyday accidents with potentially deadly outcomes.
Nassau County Police pulled over a Wyandanch man on the Long Island Expressway in nearby Plainview Sunday morning after seeing him weave through traffic at speeds exceeding 110 mph.
Two were hospitalized in a Jericho Turnpike crash Tuesday evening involving a car and a motorcycle, according to the Syosset Fire Department.
Two were injured when a sedan and SUV collided at Jericho Turnpike and Jackson Avenue Wednesday morning. This is the second accident at a Jericho Turnpike intersection in one day, after a motorcycle accident sent two people to the hospital Tuesday night.
A woman had to be extracted from her car and airlifted to the hospital after striking a tree on Woodbury Road near Yukon Drive Thursday evening.
A Suffolk County man with a 4-year-old passenger was arrested by Nassau County Police in Woodbury Wednesday night and charged with Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated.
While not all of these instances stemmed from erratic driving, the spike in serious traffic accidents is a cause for concern.
When you witness erratic or dangerous driving, what do you do? Do you honk and throw a few gestures at the other driver? Or do you immediately notify police to try to prevent an accident? Is there a particular time that driving made you so concerned you called police?
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