HUNTINGTON, NY – June 18, 2020 – According to an online news report posted on NewsDay.com, a Smithtown woman was tragically killed in a two-vehicle accident on Northern State Parkway in Huntington, New York. The motor vehicle accident occurred at approximately 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday. The location of the collision was on the Northern State Parkway, east of exit 42, and in the eastbound lanes of the parkway.
The fatal accident prompted the eastbound lanes to be shut down at Exit 42N. The lanes were closed until approximately 1:30 in the afternoon. Westbound traffic on the parkway was unaffected by the accident. The reason why the accident occurred is being investigated by law enforcement. New York State Police are requesting that witnesses to the collision to contact their office at 631-756-3300.
According to health.ny.gov, there are about 1,100 fatal, unintentional traffic accidents each year. This represents about 5.6 deaths per 100,000 New Yorkers. The death rate highest for men aged 65 and older. There is an average of 12,100 accident-related hospitalizations each year in New York. Males aged 20 to 24 years old have the highest hospitalization rate. The rate equates to 61.5 hos
hospitalizations per 100,000 New Yorkers. On average, there are approximately 137,000 accident-related emergency room visits per year. This translates to 697 traffic-related injuries requiring emergency room treatment per 100,000 New Yorkers. Females aged 20 to 24 had the highest rate of accident-related emergency room visits.
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