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Two Hurt in Old Country Road Collision

Plainview Fire Department responds to Saturday morning crash on Old Country Road.

One person was sent to the hospital and another injured in a head-on collision in Plainview Saturday morning, according to responders at the scene.

Two vehicles collided head-on in the eastbound lane of Old Country Road at the Seaford-Oyster Bay Expressway overpass, at approximately 8:54 a.m. Responders from the  and Nassau County Police treated two people for injuries, including the female driver of the car.

She was taken to nearby  with a leg injury while the driver of the SUV was evaluated at the scene, according to a responder.

The collision, which buckled the hood of one car, didn't appear to be serious. One westbound lane was closed as fire fighters secured both vehicles. 

Tom August 20, 2012 at 03:13 PM
This is a bad spot. it creates back ups and accidents. I am sure it was fine when it was originally designed but traffic has gotten worse and it no longer works. But there is no reason for the SUV to be cutting over across the double yellow line. Even if traffic is bad you endure it. You don't cause accidents by trying to going around it illegally.
Gone August 20, 2012 at 04:00 PM
Enough already. Week after week we read about these tragic accidents and talk about signs, lights and barriers. We need two things: 1) more police presence. OCR has become a speedway and if the police do not start enforcing the laws it’s just going to get worse. 2) hold people accountable for their actions. Driving is a privilege, not a right – maybe we need to revoke a few licenses of people who do not understand the laws of the road. I would love to know the reason why the SUV was on the wrong side of the road. It’s a double solid yellow line!!!
Dorothy A Whalen August 20, 2012 at 04:42 PM
Maybe we need better testing when handing out drivers licenses. Where did it say one can cross a double yellow line for any reason? Oh, maybe on the same page where it states you can zip through a Stop sign, because you can see there is no car coming the other way. Either drivers don't know the rules of the road, or they don't care, just make their own.
Angela Bella M. August 20, 2012 at 05:33 PM
WE ARE ALL ON THE SAME PAGE WITH THE ISSUES OF SAFETY ON THE ROADS..BUT THE MORE EVERYONE IS AWARE & BANS TOGETHER TO MAKE THE ROADS A SAFER PLACE THIS CAN WORK..& REMEMBER THAT ITS MUCH EASIER TO BE PATIENT & KIND..& THAT WE ARE HERE FOR A REASON LET ALL HELP EACH OTHER.. WITH THAT HOW IS EVERYONE DOING ON THIS FINE DAY?? ~ HOPE THAT ALL IS GREAT.. SMILING!! BYE XOXO
Marvin Kirschenbaum August 21, 2012 at 02:56 AM
New Jersey, for the most part, does not usually have left turns, crossing oncoming traffic. Rather they utilize what I believe are called "jug-handles", could be wrong with that term. I wonder if that system reduces or eliminates these types of accidents. Assume for a moment they do, how practical in this current economy, would it be to undertake such a massive project?

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