One driver was injured early Monday morning in a three-car collision at the intersection of Franklin Avenue and Cornwell Avenue in Malverne, where the traffic signals have been knocked out for seven days.
The accident occured before 8 a.m. The Malverne Volunteer Fire Department, Malverne Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Nassau County Police and EMS responded and Malverne firefighters used hydraulic tools to remove the door of one of the vehicles, a BMW, in order to reach the injured driver.
The driver, whose condition is not known, was taken to an area hospital.
On Sunday, another crash occurred at a busy intersection in West Hempstead, where the traffic signals have also been without power since Hurricane Sandy. Click here for that story.
When approaching an intersection where the traffic signals are not operating, treat it like a four-way stop. Follow these rules, courtesy of carinsurance.org.
- Come to a full stop.
- If you pull up to the four-way stop and there are no other vehicles stopped, you have the right of way and may proceed.
- If two or three vehicles are at the 4-way stop, the vehicle furthest to the right has the right of way.
- In the event that 4 cars are stopped at a 4-way stop, the alternating sides go first (north and south, then east and west).
- Only ONE vehicle may pass through a 4-way stop at one time.
- Even when it is your turn to pass through, always be cautious and yield to anyone who has started to pass through out of turn.