Another Accident at Troublesome 25A, Echo Ave Interchange

Three car crash mid-week led to minor injuries.

Another accident occured at the 25A, Echo Avenue interchange in Mt. Sinai when a three-car crash took place late Wednesday night.

A 2004 Toyota, 1987 Mercedes and 2001 Chrysler were involved in the incident. There were no arrests made and the extent of the injuries were unkown but are believed to be minor, according to police.

The interchange has been home to multiple accidents this year. On Nov. 1, l. Patch has also reported on numerous other accidents there, including one that and another that

Tom December 06, 2011 at 06:16 PM
Here it is December 6th and I almost got hit by a car coming west on 25A right through a red light while I was coming out of the Ranches entrance. With that a car from Echo Ave merge was doing about 40 through the Yield sign. Could have been a mess if I didn't have my eyes on the road. You can't expect this intersection to work with the poor design the State has there. Another problem is people love to ride the soft shoulder to beat some cars through the lights. I sugest we hold the state responsible for any future crashes. I know I will if it happens to me. Came close today.
Get Off My Lawn December 07, 2011 at 02:16 AM
People don't know the difference between "Yield" and "Merge".
BillLongisland February 17, 2012 at 05:13 AM
If a "summary draft" of a February 1996 "Miller Place Hamlet Study", commissioned by the Miller Place Civic Association, about Echo Avenue and Route 25A is to be believed, this is what was going through the Small Minds of "planners" when Route 25A was being constructed... "There are no other east-west routes which bear a heavier burden of through traffics, than these two avenues." Interestingly they went on to say.... "While the committee recognizes that construction of 25-A will temporarily add to this dilemma, we firmly feel that steps should be taken to establish a speed limit of 30 MPH throughout the entire length of Echo Avenue. Only in this fashion will vehicle and pedestrian safety be enhanced and assured." http://www.brookhaven.org/DesktopModules/Bring2mind/DMX/Download.aspx?DMXModule=1576&Command=Core_Download&EntryId=2022&PortalId=0&TabId=134
Tom February 17, 2012 at 11:17 AM
Get it through your heads, there has not been enough deaths at this intersection for the state to change it. Ever notice how long it takes for something to get done by the town or in this case the state when there has been no deaths? The only time they get off their ass is when they are worried about a law suit.
BillLongisland February 17, 2012 at 05:01 PM
Three strikes and you're off the road By David Lombardo Friday, February 17, 2012 "Under existing state law a third DWI/DWAI conviction allows drivers to start driving as soon as a year after the conviction. Charlotte's Law would keep in place the fine and prison penalties, but make it impossible for that driver to ever get a New York license again. (Assemblyman James Tedisco, R-Glenville) Tedisco argued that driving is not a right, so drivers who abuse that privilege should lose it. "Families have a right to know they and their loved ones will be protected from serial drunk and dangerous drivers who become human weapons when they get behind the wheel of a vehicle,” he said in a statement. “The message of this bill for drunk and dangerous drivers is ‘three strikes and you’re out. You lose your driving privileges in New York State forever.’ ” Farley added that the Capital Region has experienced too many preventable accidents due to drivers who were repeat offenders. “We need to break this cycle and better protect the public from these repeat offenders. This legislation makes it clear that a driver will face permanent consequences for their actions," he said in a statement." Follow @GazettePolitics on Twitter for our political coverage. The full article at... http://www.dailygazette.com/weblogs/capital-region-scene/2012/feb/17/fridaydwiblog/


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