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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.
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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