Cars collide on Merrick Road near Wantagh Parkway


Six cars collided on Merrick Road in Wantagh on March 7, forcing the closure of the westbound lane during the morning rush.

According to the Nassau County Police Department, the accident occurred at the intersection of Wantagh Avenue and Merrick Road, near the entrance to the Wantagh State Parkway, at about 7:30 a.m. A section of the thoroughfare was closed to traffic for nearly two and a half hours.

The Wantagh Fire Department was also on the scene of the accident. Public Information Officer Kevin Regan said that four people were transported to a local hospital. No one was seriously injured, he noted. 

The road was closed until 9:50 a.m., police said.