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Wednesday Night Fatality Most Recent in a Long String of 25A Accidents

Busy road is no stranger to trips to the hospital.

A Rocky Point man was killed Wednesday night in a car crash on Route 25A, when his car traveled into an oncoming lane and struck another car.

Jeffrey Albano was announced dead on arrival, officials said. However Wednesday's crash was not uncommon for the busy four-lane road, separated by nothing more than a turning lane, which is often busy itself.

Below is a list of accidents on Route 25A over the past six months alone.

  • Sept. 8: Route 25A and Miller Place Road: One person was hospitalized, and a car caught aflame in a three-car crash.
  • Aug. 31: Route 25A and Sylvan Avenue: Four hospitalized after one car flips and another ends up in a tree.
  • July 22: Route 25A and Miller Place Road: Three-car crash hospitalizes two, no serious injuries reported.
  • July 18: Route 25A and Mt. Sinai-Coram Road: For the second time in six months, a car crashed into a home near this intersection. Minor injuries reported.
  • July 18: Route 25A and Oakland Avenue: A motorcyclist was ejected from his bike, and listed in serious condition, after hitting a car.
  • July 9: North Country Road and Hancock Place: A truck flipped and its driver was extricated with the jaws of life and later hospitalized and charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.
  • July 2: Route 25A and Eagle Road: A Rocky Point man was arrested after police said he crashed into a Suffolk County P.D. car while turning onto Eagle Road off of Route 25A.
  • June 4: Echo Road and Pipe Stave Hollow Road: Three were hospitalized in this crash, where one car nearly hit a home.
  • May 20: Route 25A and Miller Place Road: A motorcyclist was taken to the hospital after he hit a minivan.
  • May 14: Route 25A and Miller Place Road: On Mother's Day, a child was taken to ths hospital with minor injuries.
  • May 9: Route 25A and Miller Place Road: Four were sent to the hospital after a mini van heading eastbound on 25A t-boned a sedan making a left onto Miller Place Road from the westbound lane of 25A.
  • April 2: Route 25A and Miller Place Road: A minor fuel spill resulted in this crash, which sent two to the hospital with minor injuries.
Tom September 28, 2012 at 03:10 AM
How many more do we need before the State gets involved? Now we have a death. I bet they get involved now. I think thats what they were waiting for, a death. I hope they get it stuck up their a__.
Tom September 28, 2012 at 03:16 AM
The next problem spot is Echo Ave, Village Drive North and 25A. The merge lane from Echo Ave. with two drive ways and a side road is an accident waiting to happen. Cars merge at a high rate of speed. Matter of fact I think there was at Mt. Sinai car care where a car went into the building and just missing an employee.
Mels Ditties September 28, 2012 at 03:31 AM
There have been several accidents in the past couple of years at that intersection...I believe one, maybe more, was a fatality
Marian Larson September 28, 2012 at 10:51 AM
Rich, Is there any way to find out the cause of each of the accidents you listed? The April 2nd accident indicates the cause (minor oil spill). I am curious as to how many were DWI's, etc. Thanks.
Tom September 28, 2012 at 11:28 AM
I may be mistaken but I believe only one was a DWI and that one was boarder line. It's the design of the road and the merge lane traffic light that causes most of the problems. Cars merge at 30-40 mph without looking. Echo ave and 25A and Villiage Drive shoud be a Cross intersection (+). Wouldn't be hard to change from the death trap it is now. As far as the other intersections on 25A I think it's just bad judgement by drivers with mobil devices and care free.
LI Mom September 28, 2012 at 12:00 PM
I agree that 25A is a problem, but 6 of the 12 accidents noted are at 25A and Miller Place Road. I really think that intersection is a death trap. It's not just the intersection, but all of the entrances and exits for BP, Hess and 7-11 and to a lesser extent Wendy's and McDonalds. I can't say how many times I'm driving east through the intersection and people pull out of Hess w/o space to spare or cut across two lanes of traffic to make a left into it - I swear they never even look. Last week I was going west in the morning and some idiot didn't want to wait for the light on 25A- he was also going west, so he cut into the turning lane when they got the arrow and proceeded to drive THROUGH the intersection, only to cut right back over and make a right into 7-11. Guess that morning cup of coffee was more important than possibly killing someone.
DSmiley15 September 28, 2012 at 01:51 PM
It's not the fault of the road, or the design of the road. It is the absolute fault of the people who drive on it each day. Have we lost all sense of responsibility? If people are not going to obey the speed limit, zip in and out of their lanes, take drugs, drink alcohol, text while driving & think they are the only ones who are on the road -- this is the result. No amount of lights, medians, lanes, etc., will make a difference to the self-centered idiots who take our lives in their hands every day.
DSmiley15 September 28, 2012 at 01:52 PM
So sad, isn't it? That person could have easily killed someone and for what?? A visit 30 seconds quicker to 7-11...it's just unbelievable.
Rebecca Cramer September 28, 2012 at 02:53 PM
Completely agree. Couldn't have said it any better myself!!!!!
K. September 28, 2012 at 03:34 PM
I believe you are right. There really is no way around this type of "mentality" other than punishment of some type after the fact - does deterrence ever work on this type of driver? The behavior seems borderline sociopathic. Maybe a psychiatric/psychological testing component to the Driver's License requirements would help!
Justin Time September 28, 2012 at 04:13 PM
Now..Subtract the Impaired drivers (substance abuse, druggies, drunks) from the list and you will see how that list of accidents decreases. Any road is dangerous if the drivers are "under the influence" It is not only 25A.
Tom September 28, 2012 at 06:54 PM
When I said the design of the road I ment it's wide open which allows those self-centered idiots you mentioned to drive as they please. At least they call it driving, I'm not so sure.
Jen September 28, 2012 at 08:42 PM
I think it's time to do something about this, with the expanding population in Miller Place and Long Island overall, serious measures need to be taken, open your eyes town officials!!
Jenn September 28, 2012 at 09:06 PM
It's only going to get worse. Now they are building a Walgreens and a possible TGIF restaurant into an already congested area. Watch how many more accidents we see.
Tom September 28, 2012 at 09:21 PM
It's not a town road Jen, it's a state road and they don't give a s*#t.
Michael Scotti September 28, 2012 at 09:38 PM
Half the drivers on the road should NOT be on the road. That's the problem in my opinion.
candy17 September 29, 2012 at 12:40 PM
I live on Parkside and when heading west making a left onto my block I have had several scary calls when I am in MY turning lane and someone cuts into the lane to pass traffic in the middle turning lane. Heading straight into me with my kids in the car. I have started to use the light a few blocks east just to stay away from the crazy drivers in the turning lane.
Louise Anne October 02, 2012 at 01:57 AM
stop the overbuilding of Miller Place!!!where is the miller place civic association and why are they not stopping this ridiculous overbuilding of miller place...mt.sinai fought and WON for heritage park...we stand by and just do nothing!!!did we really need walgreens and another possible restaurant...absolutely insane...when i moved here in 1995 this was a beautiful area....the commercial building is out of control..shame on us!
Irene Dixon October 02, 2012 at 07:25 PM
Who really has the authority to make changes in traffic control???? Yes, 25A is a state rode but who decides where a traffic light goes, or the cameras? What would make a large decrease in accidents or even near misses and of course deaths, is a change in Rocky Pt Rd and Miller Pl Rd traffic lights. Why are they the only roads without left turn arrows??? Miller Pl Rd doesn't even have no right on red, WHY? Who thought and must still do think this is a good idea??? If these 2 intersections had red arrows for left turns there would be less people doing stupid things like thinking they can make the turn before the other car gets there, well people going left off 25A onto Miller Pl Rd don't realize how fast the oncoming traffic is really going because they have the sun in their face in the afternoon. The only reason Rocky Pt Rd has red left arrow west bound is because it's 2 lanes turning and you can imagine the mess there would be if 2 lanes tuned without red. This really needs some attention and now not 3 years from now. The Echo situation only needs a traffic light to turn red while west bound is coming thru, how hard is that? Please someone find the person responsible for making these decisions and wake him up TODAY. Look at every other intersection as you drive east/west and see how every other light has a red arrow. How many accidents happen at 112 and Nesconset(25a)????
Tom October 02, 2012 at 09:56 PM
I agree a red light on Echo Ave while westbound traffic is going through is a good thing but that doesn't help the residents of the Ranches coming out of Villiage Drive and want to make a left into the side street in the merge lane or the business driveway in the merge lane. All traffic would need to be stoped while Villiage drive traffic is coming out.
ss October 06, 2012 at 09:49 AM
The last thing we need is more traffic lights, idiots are going through them so what's the point. We need law enforcement and red light cameras. It would translate into more revenue for the county AND take the aggressive drivers off the road. Did anyone happen to catch channel 12 new last night?

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