Patch reported recently that a second deadly crash occurred on the Meadowbrook Parkway on Veteran’s Day, leaving an elderly man from Elmont dead just hours after a Freeport teen was killed in another wreck with several others seriously injured.
The accident took place around 8:30 p.m. in the southbound lanes of the parkway, between exits M7 and M8. According to responding police officers, a 17-year-old Merrick teen was northbound on the freeway when he lost control of his vehicle for unknown reasons still under investigation and crossed the center median of the freeway, striking a southbound minivan head-on. The minivan then struck a third car headed south.
The minivan was driven by an Elmont man 70 years of age who was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. His passenger was rushed to Mount Sinai South Nassau Hospital with injuries described as serious.
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This follows an accident an hour earlier in which a Freeport teenager lost control of his car and stopped on the shoulder, with several passersby stopping to help. One hit the teenager, killing him instantly, while the other hit several of the bystanders who were attempting to render assistance.
Anyone with information on either of the crashes is asked to call police at 631-756-3300.