Two-Car Accident Closes Down Park Avenue

A two-car collision at Park Avenue and Litchfield Avenue shut down parts of the roadway during Tuesday afternoon.

A two-vehicle collision shut down parts of Park Avenue at around 3:15 p.m. Tuesday, sending one vehicle tumbling across the roadway at Litchfield Avenue.

The Babylon Fire Department and Suffolk County Police Department responded to the accident at the intersection of Park and Litchfield Avenues at around 3:15 p.m.

According to eyewitnesses at the scene, a silver Ford Expedition was traveling westbound on Park Avenue when a tan Jeep Liberty entered the roadway heading northbound on Litchfield Avenue. The Ford slammed into the side of the Jeep, sending the SUV tumbling into a guardrail along the side of a property on the northwest corner.

The Jeep landed on its driver's side against the guardrail and its driver remained trapped until the Babylon Fire Department helped force the twisted plastic and metal away from its occupant.

The two-vehicles sustained heavy damage, with the Ford losing much of its front bumper and the Jeep being completely totalled.

Surprisingly, the occupants of each car were seemingly able to walk away from the crash without noticeable injury. The driver of the Jeep was taken away in an ambulance.

We'll have more on this story as details about the drivers' conditions become available.

SANDI CORNELL-DELANEY September 26, 2012 at 12:14 AM
Ruth Levins September 26, 2012 at 12:58 AM
This is a very difficult corner. The height and location of fences on the corner properties on the south side of Litchfield make it difficult to see if cars are coming in either direction on Park Avenue. Also, cars travel at speeds higher than the speed limit as well on Park Avenue. Something needs to be done.
Dayna September 26, 2012 at 04:38 PM
if they cut down the bushes and lowered the speed limit on park, maybe even put a 4 way stop every couple of blocks you could force them to slow down, it is a straight run and people do tend to speed, my sister was in an accident on park a few months ago because a women was crossing over park and went through the stop sign - the town needs to get on this before someone is seriously hurt.
moepet October 01, 2012 at 05:43 PM
Some drivers do not pay attention to speed limits, maybe more tickets or a extra light on park ave may help. It is very upsetting to drive on park ave and have someone right on your back because they want to go faster.
Seadog24 October 01, 2012 at 07:18 PM
Your right moepet if you are doing the speed limit of 30 or 20 if your by the school, yu always have someone on your bumper. I live just off of park av and have been passed while in the area of Cadman. Something more than the radar that is near the school at times should be done. The radar helps but not for the whole length of Park.


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