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3 Hurt in 2-Car Crash on Plainview Road

Victims escape overturned vehicle as firefighters converge on the scene at Haypath Road in Old Bethpage.

Three people suffered minor injuries when two cars collided on Plainview Road at Haypath Road Monday afternoon in Old Bethpage, firefighters said.

One of the cars involved in the 2:10 p.m. crash flipped on its side. The occupant managed to free himself as firefighters converged on the scene.

Members of the Bethpage Fire Department and Nassau County police officers righted the flipped car and secured the scene as medical personnel treated the injured, firefighters said.

Police were conducting a routine investigation of the crash.

Joe Dowd (Editor) January 16, 2012 at 08:31 PM
Three people suffered minor injuries in crash at corner of Plainview and Haypath roads. Is that intersection a problem? Let us know:
George January 16, 2012 at 08:55 PM
Only if you don't stop for the light or make a turn on red going east.. I pass there all the time and I never see any trouble....what caused the accident?
Joe Dowd (Editor) January 16, 2012 at 09:35 PM
The cause is under investigation, George.
George January 16, 2012 at 09:41 PM
Thanks Joe, I will be interested to hear what happened.
Maureen Ardiff Cooke January 16, 2012 at 09:52 PM
I'm at that intersection a lot and would have to agree with George.
Gone January 16, 2012 at 11:45 PM
I happened to drive past there just as the BFD arrived. What a mess - it's hard to believe there were no serious injures.
TheGreek January 17, 2012 at 02:07 AM
What caused the accident? A) excessive speed B) failure to yield C) hubris D) stupidity e) all of the above
kerry gillick-goldberg January 17, 2012 at 02:41 AM
Hi, Joe- It was a miracle that my family- the passengers in the Nissan Rouge that was hit- are fine and were able to walk away from the accident. (Thank goodness for seatbelts and my daughter's car seat!) Both my husband and daughter were treated at NUMC and released tonight. I'm sure my husband will be quite sore tomorrow but right now we are just grateful. And...it's important to note that there are multiple accidents each month at that intersection. Please thank your photographer for the pictures. To be honest I was so concerned when I got to the scene that I forgot to take some myself.
Joe Dowd (Editor) January 17, 2012 at 07:48 AM
Kerry: Thank God for your family's safety. Thank you for the update. On behalf of Patch, speedy recovery to all involved. We'll be looking into this intersection as part of our upcoming series.
Simba January 17, 2012 at 03:43 PM
Another failure to "police" the roads. It has been many many months that I have seen any police officer monitoring the traffic speed on Old Bethpage Road. that's your reason for the crash.
Carol Pacifico Lewis January 20, 2012 at 03:41 AM
It's a bad intersection. Heading east on Haypath to make a left onto Painview road is very scary. Westbound cars zoom around other westbound cars on Haypath who are waiting to turn left onto Plainview road. Turning lanes or a turn arrow would really help!

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