Advocates Want More Safety Improvements Along Hempstead Turnpike

Safety improvements have been made on a deadly section of the Hempstead Turnpike in Nassau County but some safety advocates say that not enough has been done to improve the busy road.

Since 2012 when the state began a $2 million safety program to improve the 16-mile long road, there have been 8 pedestrian deaths. Most recently, a 13-year-old girl with Down Syndrome was stuck and killed on June 15 while walking across the busy road.

The DOT has made several improvements regarding safety which include widening more than 100 crosswalks and raising medians, however, advocates want more changes including adding intersections, reducing the width of the roadway and lowering the speed limit.

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a pedestrian-related accident, contact the experienced attorneys at Jacoby & Meyers today for a free consultation.

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