NASSAU COUNTY, NY- According to Newsday.com, a man was killed in a collision in Woodbury on the Seaford-Oyster Bay Expressway. The victim was identified as 29-year-old Kenneth Glover of Brookhaven; Glover was operating a 2003 Ford Escape when his SUV drifted off the road and then flipped several times. The driver was thrown from the vehicle and died at the scene of the fatal car accident.
A passenger riding in the SUV survived the collision with minor injuries and was taken to a nearby hospital where he was evaluated.
The crash, which took place at 5:23 p.m. led to all of the southbound lanes shutting down close to the Long Island Expressway. Everything was reopened by around 11:30 at night.
The investigation into the cause of the crash is still underway.
Single-vehicle crashes that involve vehicles leaving the road cause around one out of every five vehicle collision fatalities making them some of the deadliest types of crashes to be involved in.
Most of these crashes are avoidable. Drivers often cause these crashes by driving too fast for the road conditions, by drinking and driving, by driving while distracted, by driving while they are drowsy, or by some combination of these behaviors. It only takes a momentary distraction to veer off the road. Drivers who realize that they have started to drift off the roadway sometimes panic and overcorrect causing even more trouble. This is particularly true in vehicles that are taller and more top heavy such as SUVs and pickup trucks because these vehicles are more likely to roll over than are cars.
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