Two People Have Died Following Two-Vehicle Accident in East Meadow, Long Island
HEMPSTEAD, LONG ISLAND – As reported online by abc7ny.com, two people were killed in an early morning accident on Wantagh State Parkway on Long Island.
An early morning accident in East Meadow, Long Island involving two vehicles left two people dead. The accident happened on northbound Wantagh State Parkway just south of exit W2 when one vehicle struck the rear of another vehicle. The collision caused the vehicle in front to leave the road and crash into a tree. The vehicle then caught fire. Following the accident, all northbound lanes of Wantagh State Parkway from Hempstead Turnpike to Old Country Road at Exit 2 were closed for five hours.
Local police state that two people were pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. However, the information provided by police does not indicate which vehicle these two individuals were in, and their identities have not yet been released. The accident is still under investigation and police are asking anyone who witnessed the accident to come forward. No details on the potential cause of this accident have been released.
Potential Causes of the Wantagh State Parkway Accident
The rear-end accident on Wantagh State Parkway in East Meadow, Long Island may have been caused for a variety of reasons that have yet-to-be identified. Without having any additional information, any potential causes are speculative. However, there are some common causes of most rear-end accidents that may have led to the Wantagh State Parkway accident. Such common causes include, among others, the following:
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs;
- Distracted driving (texting, using a hand-held phone, or changing the radio station, among others);
- Drowsy driving/falling asleep at the wheel;
- Burnt out taillights (of the vehicle being struck in a rear-end accident);
- Brake failure; and
- Low visibility (weather conditions may play in role in certain accidents, such as rain, sleet, snow, ice, rain, and fog).
Some accidents may involve many causes, and more than one driver may be considered at-fault for causing an accident.
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