Crash kills driver on Southern State Parkway

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OWSH

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Feb 13, 2010
 
Gee, I wonder what the major factor was that caused it to flip. Wouldn't exactly call the guy a truck driver as Newsday did.
Anyone remember years ago when pick-ups weren't allowed on parkways?

http://www.newsday.com/long-island/nassau/acc...
Balto

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Feb 13, 2010
 

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I remember when the speed limit on the Southern State was 35 mph but that was when people were saying "I like Ike" and a '53 Merc was a hot car. I think plumbers drove panel trucks then and a "pickup" was a floozy you snagged out of a bar and grill.
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Feb 13, 2010
 
Pickup trucks have always been roll-over prone.Allowing them on the roller coaster ride we call the Southern State Pkwy is dangerous to other drivers.All pickups were registered as commercial vehicles[cheaper rates] until a few years ago.Wasn't there a law that the back of the truck had to be covered to be allowed on the pkwy? Was the guy wearing a seat belt?
Condolences to his family that will have to deal with the backstabbing insurance company.
Balto

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Feb 13, 2010
 
Those curves in the parkway where the Cross Island merges with the SS eastbound are not "true" in that you must steer a correction mid-curve. Highway engineers have known that for more than half a century but that was the way the parkway was laid down to avoid private property owned by influential people who told Robert Moses to go stuff it when he wanted a straighter road.

The parkways were meant for weekend meandering joyriders on their way to the beach, not a clusterf&%$ of speeding commuters. I remember the decorative wooden dividers and wooden street lamps right on the parkway curbs. Both Northern and Southern State Parkways are obsolete and a highway engineering nightmare despite decades of improvements. The Valley Stream dime toll was a pisser. I used to run that s.o.b. and flash the finger. I never got chased.
Witness

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Feb 13, 2010
 
I happened to be 2 cars behind the pickup truck and was the first responder on the scene. The pickup truck flipped after he had hit the other car. Also this was not a newer pickup truck, it was an late 80's early 90's style pick up truck(I could be wrong). All I have to say is people please wear your seat belts. After what I saw last night I dont think I could ever forget to wear my belt.
Witness

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Feb 13, 2010
 
Condolences to his family
OWSH

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Feb 13, 2010
 
Witness wrote:
I happened to be 2 cars behind the pickup truck and was the first responder on the scene. The pickup truck flipped after he had hit the other car. Also this was not a newer pickup truck, it was an late 80's early 90's style pick up truck(I could be wrong). All I have to say is people please wear your seat belts. After what I saw last night I dont think I could ever forget to wear my belt.
Do you have pictures?
Lifeisit

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Feb 13, 2010
 
Man it seems like the media is blaming the guy for erratic driving..Is that the case or a bad job of winter cleanup or perhaps other driver cutting off pickup truck??My condolences go out to the family..
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OWSH wrote:
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Do you have pictures?
Easy, please. I had Kodak Instamatic photos of dead enemy and fellow Marines from Vietnam but I destoyed them all once I got near 50. I was 19 and 20 and a sergeant and a squad leader rifleman then. Death is only a cheer for those who have never seen it up close.
OWSH

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Feb 14, 2010
 
Balto wrote:
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Easy, please. I had Kodak Instamatic photos of dead enemy and fellow Marines from Vietnam but I destoyed them all once I got near 50. I was 19 and 20 and a sergeant and a squad leader rifleman then. Death is only a cheer for those who have never seen it up close.
And it intrigues others.
Witness

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Feb 14, 2010
 
No i do not have pictures and would not do such a thing. The image of seeing the vechile crashing and tumbling in front of my car is burned into my memory forever. Getting out of my car and rushing over to try and pull someone from an overturned vehicle but to only find them dead is a picture fused into my memory that will never be erased. I have seen dead people before but not someone die in front of me. What ever the outcome a life was lost and its a shame since he was only 33. R.I.P
Shave Bush

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Feb 14, 2010
 
As long as he is white,who cares?

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Feb 14, 2010
 
OWSH wrote:
Gee, I wonder what the major factor was that caused it to flip. Wouldn't exactly call the guy a truck driver as Newsday did.
Anyone remember years ago when pick-ups weren't allowed on parkways?
http://www.newsday.com/long-island/nassau/acc...
Pickup trucks have always been allowed on parkways as long as they are a)covered or b) contain a "club" cab or full cab with back seats.
OWSH

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Feb 14, 2010
 
Lost Rights James Bovard wrote:
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Pickup trucks have always been allowed on parkways as long as they are a)covered or b) contain a "club" cab or full cab with back seats.
The same had applied to vans. Now, all that is required are passenger plates.
Remember the gas stations on the parkways?
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Feb 14, 2010
 
Balto wrote:
Death is only a cheer for those who have never seen it up close.
Seen it....Or smelt it.:(
Jack Currie

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Feb 14, 2010
 
OWSH wrote:
Remember the gas stations on the parkways?
Is the Mobil on the GCP @ Francis Lewis still there?

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Feb 14, 2010
 
OWSH wrote:
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The same had applied to vans. Now, all that is required are passenger plates.
Remember the gas stations on the parkways?
Well, passenger plates are only issued by DMV if one the two rules I listed apply.

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Feb 14, 2010
 
OWSH wrote:
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The same had applied to vans. Now, all that is required are passenger plates.
Remember the gas stations on the parkways?
btw, there still ARE gas stations on the Parkway..........

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Feb 14, 2010
 
Lost Rights James Bovard wrote:
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btw, there still ARE gas stations on the Parkway..........
Only in the five boroughs(Queens). Were these true locations? SS Pkwy, rte 110 , Wantagh pkwy so of 27a, NS pkwy between 231 and commack rd. Any others I missed?
OWSH

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Feb 14, 2010
 
Jack Currie wrote:
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Is the Mobil on the GCP @ Francis Lewis still there?
No idea, but none are on any parkways in Nassau or Suffolk.

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