Motor Vehicle Accident Results in Car Fire, Sends One to Hospital [PHOTOS]

Car fire at troublesome intersection of 25A and Miller Place Road sends one to Stony Brook University Medical Center.

The Miller Place Fire Department responded to a motor vehicle accident with a reported car fire at the troublesome intersection of Route 25A and Miller Place Road Friday night.

First Assistant Chief Kyle Markott was first to arrive on the scene and advised incoming MPFD units that they had an SUV on fire.  MPFD Engine 1 quickly extinguished the fire and MPFD EMS sent one patient that was injured to Stony Brook University Medical Center. Chief Carl Schroeter was in charge of MPFD operations.

Resident September 08, 2012 at 12:20 PM
***the accident was actually further west down 25a by the parking lot entrance to Applebee's***
Kyle Markott September 08, 2012 at 02:16 PM
Resident is correct, the truck that was on fire was right at the entrance to Applebees.
Lew Chipp September 08, 2012 at 02:20 PM
When will the State figure this out? A little signage (no right on red) and an adjustment to the traffic lights to allow left turns on green arrow only would serve to fix the problem for all but the biggest idiots among us. Hey Gov Cuomo, stop punishing teachers for not doing what the parents should be doing in the first place and save some lives and property.
Ionrage September 08, 2012 at 04:02 PM
There is no such thing as a "troublesome" or "dangerous" intersection. I've observed on many occasions how most people drive. Intersections don't cause accidents-- PEOPLE driving cars cause accidents!
Ionrage September 08, 2012 at 04:04 PM
I believe there is no turn on red going east/west, but you CAN turn on red going north/south.
DSmiley15 September 08, 2012 at 05:08 PM
It always puzzles me how when someone causes something to happen, the immediate response is "more laws, regulations, lights, signs, etc.". How about taking more responsibility for the way you conduct yourself? Yes, accidents will always happen. But, as we all know who live in this area, people driving on this road routinely do above 60 mph, run the lights, weave in & out traffic, etc. No amount of signs, lights, etc., is going to change that unless you educate these people & change their behavior.
elociN87 September 08, 2012 at 05:55 PM
The flipped over car that was on fire was not even in the intersection, I was standing at the gas station across from 711 when it happened, it looked like multiple cars were involved, and looked like someone was speeding away from the accident. So instead of blaming the intersection maybe you should think of what could've happened. Bad drivers, drunk/under the influence, a drug deal gone bad, well never know. There's a lot of horrible drivers out there but the best you can do is pay attention to your own driving, and be cautious of the idiots on the road.
Lew Chipp September 08, 2012 at 08:11 PM
Well the good citizens will obey the sign and lights and that will serve to keep them out of harms way more of the time. Nothing will prevent the idiots of our community from causing accidents. Best we can hope is to clear the way so only idiots are killing idiots. Darwin rules.
Lew Chipp September 08, 2012 at 08:13 PM
That would work. How do you propose to identify the idiots in advance, educate them and change their behavior.
Anton September 09, 2012 at 09:10 PM
I agree, no amount of signage can fix stupidity. More signage inconveniences the rest of us who follow the rules while the morons continue to do what they do. If people obeyed traffic laws, lights, and signs as they are now, there would be no accidents. Even the government can't fix stupid.


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