MEDFORD, NY- According to Patch.com, four people sustained injuries in a collision on the Long Island Expressway on Monday, November 12, 2018. The crash took place at about 4:30 in the afternoon close to North Ocean Avenue.
Police report that a 67-year-old woman lost control of her 2004 Mercury Monarch and hit the center median. Seven people were traveling in the Mercury at the time of the crash. Four of the occupants were injured. One person sustained serious injuries and was transported to the Stony Brook University Hospital via airlift. The other three injured people were also brought to Stony Brook for treatment.
Two of the expressway’s lanes were shut down following the accident.
Medians are installed to protect drivers and passengers. Crashes into medians can still be dangerous to vehicle occupants, especially if the median is not well designed. In some instances, vehicles can travel through or under cable medians. In the case of concrete medians, vehicles sometimes strike the median and can rollover leading to severe and devastating consequences.
While medians might sometimes be involved in the injuries caused in car accidents, the alternative is that vehicles could be traveling across the center line and into oncoming traffic. In fact, because of how deadly head-on collisions are, some experts recommend that drivers avoid any roadway that has a speed limit above 40 miles per hour unless that road has a center median separating the opposite traffic directions. While a crash with a median can be serious, it is often better than the alternative, which could very likely be a head-on collision with another vehicle.
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