2 More Injured at Unsafe West Hempstead Intersection

Intersection of Poplar Street and Hempstead Turnpike site of yet another accident.

Another crash occurred Tuesday night at the dangerous intersection of Poplar Street and Hempstead Turnpike in West Hempstead, where a serious accident left three people injured last month.

An SUV and a sedan were both involved in Tuesday's crash, which injured two people. The impact of the collision pushed the sedan into a nearby utility pole. Air bags in both vehicles deployed.

West Hempstead firefighters and EMS personnel both arrived at the scene and assisted the injured.

This intersection has been the site of numerous accidents in the past in addition to the October 2012 crash. There was a three-car collision in April 2012 and another in March 2011 that injured four people. In May and June of 2011, two young pedestrians were injured and a third was killed after they were each struck by cars at this crossroads on separate dates.

What do you think could be done to make this intersection safer for drivers and pedestrians? Tell us in the comments below.


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