From a reader named Matt:
Today there was another 5 car collision at the end of the loop parkway before the Meadowbrook exit ramp. Have you, or any of your readers noticed the frequency of these accidents? I think they began after the state made the 2 lane exit ramp into a 1 lane exit ramp several years ago.
I always drive to work at 8:20ish and see accidents in the same spot on a regular basis. I tried calling the DOT and they just mention FOIA requests blah blah…
The spot seems like a tragedy waiting to happen. An accident after the accident when people are outside of their vehicles.
Any idea what can be done to find out exactly how frequent the accidents are here? Is the road design defective? What is the deal? I truly worry when traffic slows down there that someone is going to plow into the rear of my car.
From a reader named John:
WTF is with the loop parkway. Ever since they reconfigured the eastbound n/s entrances to the meadowbrook, I feel like there’s been weekly accidents, especially throughout the summer. This morning, after sitting on the loop for close to 40 minutes, I drove past 9 cars that were evidently involved in the mother of all fender benders….the reason today’s backup. Is it just me, or did the frequency of these type of accidents shoot up dramatically since the reconfiguration? I’ve been taking the road twice a day per my commute for the past decade. While accidents certainly happened before, I don’t think they were anywhere near as frequent. Did NYS DOT actually make the road more dangerous? I’d love to get other people’s perspectives to see if it’s just me or not. What do you think?