Nassau County is a wonderful place to live. Just ask all the residents who have relocated to the many wonderful hamlets and villages in the county. From Bethpage State Park to the Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park to the many golf courses and country clubs located in Nassau County, it’s easy to see why so many people choose to call it home.
But just like in any other heavily populated area, accidents are bound to happen. Kaplan Lawyers PC has many clients in Nassau County, many of whom have been victims of negligent drivers.
Vehicle Accident Statistics in Nassau County
- In 2014, there were 33,176 vehicle crashes in Nassau County, according to the New York State Open Data Portal. Of these accidents, 69 resulted in fatalities, 11,911 resulted in personal injuries, and 21,196 resulted in in property damage.
- Nassau County had 81 vehicle fatalities in 2014, third in New York.
- There were 7 fatalities in crashes involving a large truck in Nassau County.
- There were 34 fatalities in crashes involving an intersection in Nassau County
- There were 375 intersection-related fatalities in New York.
Where do these accidents occur?
Wherever there are major roads and even moderate levels of traffic, there is the possibility for serious vehicle accidents. In Long Beach, that means West Park and East Park Avenues or Lido Boulevard. In Glen Cove, there is Route 107. Areas with increased traffic and pedestrians include areas surrounding Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum or Hofstra University in North Hempstead. In Hicksville, there is the area just south of Broadway Mall, around Route 106, Route 107, Woodbury Road, Old Country Road and Jerusalem Avenue.
Major Roads in Nassau County
Not surprisingly, some of the most severe accidents occur on larger roadways. In Nassau County, this includes:
- Northern State Parkway
- Southern State Parkway
- Meadowbrook State Parkway
- Wantagh State Parkway
Pedestrian Accidents in Nassau County
Between 2011 and 2013, Merrick Road was the fourth deadliest road in the region for pedestrians with 9 pedestrian fatalities, while Route 24 was the second most dangerous road, with 11 pedestrian fatalities.
Common Causes of Car Accidents
- Reckless driving – Dangerous practices include speeding (or traveling too fast for conditions), shifting lanes without signaling and disregarding traffic signs. There were 322 speeding-related fatalities in New York in 2014 and 32 fatalities in crashes involving speeding in Nassau County.
- Drowsy Driving – These accidents frequently occur late at night, often when a worker is on their way home from work. Tired drivers pose a threat not only to themselves, but to other drivers as well.
- Distracted Driving – Activities that divert the attention of a driver include texting or emailing on a mobile phone, talking on a phone, eating or grooming. Even hands-free technology can contribute to distracted driving accidents.
- Drunk Driving – There were 317 drunk driving fatalities in New York in 2014. There were 25 drunk driving fatalities in Nassau County.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a Nassau County vehicle accident, Kaplan Lawyers PC can help. We have helped many victims of negligent driving pursue compensation for their injuries. The New York vehicle accident attorneys at Kaplan Lawyers PC will work to make sure you get the payment you deserve. Contact us today to learn more.