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PHOTOS: Two Sent to Hospital After Miller Place Crash

Two sent to hospital after collision on 25A.

A two-car collision on Route 25a and Miller Place road Monday afternoon sent two to the hospital with injuries.

The said this was the second time in two days they were called to this intersection for car accidents. Along with two injuries, Monday's accident also created a small fuel spill on the road.

also occurred on 25A in Rocky Point Monday, and Patch has also received reports of a car crashing into a telephone pole near Monday.

Information from the Miller Place accident was sent in by Kyle Markott and Kyle Reitan of the MPFD.

Pamela Fowler March 20, 2012 at 03:23 PM
I've lived in Miller Place since 1974. I've witnessed the rising disregard for vehicular safety first hand. Ever since this roadway became widened, the majority of drivers treat this stretch as if it were the LIE. Few heed the posted speed limit--and dangerously fly by any driver maintaining 45 MPH--often using the center "suicide lanes" to terrorize law-abiding drivers deemed too slow for their liking. One example; stopped and waiting at the red turn light next to Hess. A driver going east decides to run the light and uses the opposite side's left-turn lane as a way to move up and speed out. Hoping to find the deadly "sweet spot" at the intersection between yellow and red, he plays the odds of making it. What results is that the driver legally turning at the green is T-boned by the speedster who (seemingly) appears out of nowhere. Why? Darting from behind the stopped traffic in the eastbound turn lane he abruptly pulls out into center to roar through. Therefore, you are always in deathly peril at this intersection. A trip to the Stop and Shop may well cost you your life. Something must be done about the issue of blatant speed violators. Just yesterday, it happened again. Traffic was at a standstill the while emergency vehicles inspected the carnage. My heart sank at the sight as once again, this intersection claimed its newest victims. This stretch is effectively a "Demolition Derby"--and you're a life-or-death participant whether or not you want to be!
MP resident March 20, 2012 at 03:57 PM
Ms. Fowler, you've stated the situation accurately. I've seen the very thing you describe dozens of times, people plowing through the intersection from the turning lane. The widening of 25A is the worst thing ever done because those suicide lanes (that's what they are!!) make a bad situation more horrific. It is impossible to make a left turn out of any of the shopping centers without major risk. I've lived here since 1969 and though the population has increased a great deal, the road should never have been changed.
Pamela Fowler March 21, 2012 at 03:51 PM
Thank you, Ms Battaglia, for adding your input. It's sad when you have to factor in the very real possibility of allowing time to detour whenever you leave the house for an appointment.
antoinette March 21, 2012 at 08:12 PM
I agree with the comments posted thus far. I try to avoid the intersection near Stop & Shop and the one at 25A and Echo Avenue. Our family owns a business near the second area mentioned and I am amazed by the speeders and red-light runners. I have actually witnessed road racing in traffic! If you are tailgating me while I drive the speed limit, I will allow you to pass me so you will not be late for your funeral.
Edward Norton March 25, 2012 at 03:12 PM
Why doesnt that intersection have the red light cameras? The problem is much worse there than it was at the 25a/Rocky Pt. Rd. intersection. When they started installing them in the are I thought for sure that they would put one there.

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