Four teens hurt in South Huntington car crash

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Four teenagers were injured - and one needed to be airlifted to a hospital - after the car they were in crashed into a tree Wednesday night on Melville Road in South Huntington , Suffolk police said. Full Story
EMS Guy

Brooklyn, NY

#1 Jun 11, 2009
What in blazes is going on? Seemingly every day there is a serious car crash involving Long Island teens.

SLOW DOWN !

DONT DRINK !

YOU ARE NOT INVINCIBLE !
Family of teen driver

Huntington, NY

#3 Jun 11, 2009
Know what ur taking about EMS Guy he was not drinking or speeding, he lost control in the rain.. All are OK thank GOD
EMS Guy

Brooklyn, NY

#4 Jun 12, 2009
I was talking in generalities. In my experience teen drivers are somewhat careless. Slowing down in the rain is the prudent thing to do. Better home late than not at all.
Ted Striker

Commack, NY

#5 Jun 12, 2009
Family of teen driver wrote:
Know what ur taking about EMS Guy he was not drinking or speeding, he lost control in the rain.. All are OK thank GOD
Lost control because he was following speed limits and driving carefully ... right.
EMS Guy

Brooklyn, NY

#6 Jun 12, 2009
From today's Newsday...

http://www.newsday.com/news/local/nassau/ny-l...

"Auto accidents are the leading killer of teenagers in America, statistics show. Every 19 seconds, a driver between the ages of 15 and 20 is involved in a police-reported collision."

And may I add, stay off the cell phone when driving. Even hands free units are distracting.
EMS Guy

Brooklyn, NY

#7 Jun 12, 2009
Family of teen driver wrote:
Know what ur taking about EMS Guy he was not drinking or speeding, he lost control in the rain.. All are OK thank GOD
I hear that all the time. My teenager is a good kid. My teenager is responsible. And so on. And I am sure they really are. But one little distration whil etraveling 30/40/50 mph could have grave consequences.

While I do feel their parents and family, that tree just didnt grow in the way of the car at that minute. Most parents deny responsibility as they are in denial.

Walk in my shoes and you will soon realize what a serious problem this has become. Try volunteering at your local hospital or MADD chapter for just one month. We can talk then.
not saying

United States

#8 Jun 12, 2009
The only way to lose control is by speeding, texting, gabbing on the cell, leaning way over to play with the radio, or having a stroke.
Family of teen driver wrote:
Know what ur taking about EMS Guy he was not drinking or speeding, he lost control in the rain.. All are OK thank GOD
EMS Guy

Brooklyn, NY

#9 Jun 12, 2009
Family of teen driver, Not Saying and Ted Striker are right on.

One more point. The posted speed limit should only be adheared to when the driver is coherent, the car is in good condition (ex: the tires are not bald), the road is dry and during the daytime.

In other words, when the road is wet, snowy, icy, grooved, pot holed, slow down.

At night, with headlight glare, limited sight distances, slow down.

If the driver is tired, upset, distracted, or if the car's tires are bald, windshield is dirty, slow down.

I really dont know what else to tell you other than hug your teen driver often and cherish every moment when they arrive home from work, school, dinner or shopping, safely. They'll get the point.
EMS Guy

Brooklyn, NY

#10 Jun 12, 2009
Yes, this disturbing topic is very near and dear to my heart.
end the hate

Brooklyn, NY

#11 Jun 12, 2009
Wheres "Oh well"??? He'd bust all over this story.......

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