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UPDATE: Two People Killed in Newbridge Road Car Accident

Credit: Jaime Sumersille
Credit: Jaime Sumersille
Story updated Nov. 20, 12:54 p.m.

Two people were killed in a car accident Tuesday morning on Newbridge Road near Fish Avenue.

A four-door gold Hyundai Accent was traveling eastbound on Camp Avenue when it was struck by a Jamaica Ash removal truck traveling northbound on Newbridge Road, according to Nassau County Police.

A man and woman were confirmed dead at the scene, police said. A 31-year-old woman was also transported to the hospital in extremely critical condition.

Mepham Principal Michael Harrington has confirmed that all students are required to remain on campus for the remainder of the school day for safety purposes.

New York State Troopers, ESU, and the North Bellmore and Bellmore Fire Departments were all on the scene.

Nassau County Police reopened Newbridge Road at 4:45 p.m.

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This is a breaking news story. Patch will provide more details when they are made available.

With reporting by Jaime Sumersille and Michael Ganci.

ErinAndrews November 20, 2012 at 12:18 PM
Listening to the helicopters and sirens and saying prayers for the families. So sorry to hear of this.
Fran November 20, 2012 at 12:53 PM
I pray for the victims and pray even harder that they were not students of Mepham...perfect example of why I feel kids should not be allowed to leave during off periods.
chris mccleneghan November 20, 2012 at 01:40 PM
I would like to thank Mr Harrington (Principal of Mepham High School) for getting to the scene so quickly to make sure none of his students were involved or witness to this horrible accident. Thoughts and prayers go out to the families involved in this tragedy.
FedUpRealist November 20, 2012 at 02:09 PM
Newbridge has become a raceway as it is a major alternative to go north or south...But it is especially dangerous thru this particular area - not just because of the many parked cars and commercial establishments but because Mepham is right there...Maybe if the police weren't so busy chasing down repeat offenders (thanks, lawyers & judges!), they could be patroling streets like Newbridge and handing out more tickets to street violators...
Levy November 20, 2012 at 06:48 PM
I would also like to thank Mr. Harrington for his quick response in keeping our children at Mepham away from the scene of this tragic accident. He has consistently shown concern for the children of our school. My prayers go out to the families involved. It saddens and enrages me to think that two people lost their lives because of the dangerous driving behavior that is common in this area. I am fearful for our children, who are out for lunch and when they come and go to school because people use such horrible judgement and endanger others' lives.
Michael Ganci (Editor) November 21, 2012 at 10:23 AM
Police have not yet released the names of the people who were killed in Tuesday's North Bellmore crash. MG
thomas stoerger November 21, 2012 at 10:58 AM
Police will not release names until all next of kin have been contacted. Also it is a pending investigation so we should not promulgate what caused this terrible crash.
FedUpRealist November 21, 2012 at 11:18 AM
The truck, per a witness, had the green light...There were NO skid marks at the intersection...Question is: How fast was the truck going as to wind up 2 1/2 blocks from the intersection???
Ann November 21, 2012 at 11:56 AM
Heavy trucks can't just stop on a dime...down shifting etc, stopping does not happen in an instant. According to some online calculations, it takes about 200 feet if they were going about 40 mph.
FedUpRealist November 21, 2012 at 12:36 PM
Then they 9so-called 'heavy trucks') are TOO dangerous to be on a road that's within 1000 feet of a school!!!...Imagine a kid on a bike making an adolescent mistake of not looking...Now imagine that same kid making that mistake when one of your trucks is 150 feet away...I shutter the thought!!!
thomas stoerger November 21, 2012 at 12:56 PM
While I understand the concerns of all people students and adults alike obviously someone operating a vehicle was wrong. To say no large trucks is not an answer enforcement is and the ncpd is ALWays in that area. That large truck emptied dumpsters like the ones at mepham and the trucks that deliver to our homes.
Helene November 29, 2012 at 10:00 PM
This was a garbage truck, picking up trash, not a big truck. The car ran the red light, hello who's fault is it?

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