Two East Meadow men were killed yesterday, August 25, on North Jerusalem Avenue in North Bellmore when their vehicle veered from its lane and crashed head-on into a dump truck. The collision took place at 1:53 p.m.
According to Nassau police, a 2000 Honda Accord, operated by Stephen Clark, 20, along with his passenger, Robert Treimanis, 19, both of East Meadow, were travelling westbound on North Jerusalem Avenue at Roxboro Court, when their vehicle crossed over into the eastbound lanes and was in collision with a Mitsubishi landscape company dump truck, towing a tandem wheel trailer, which had been travelling eastbound on North Jerusalem Avenue. Nassau County emergency services and fire department members extricated the two occupants from the Honda, who were entrapped in the vehicle.
North Bellmore and East Meadow Fire Department ambulances transported the driver of the truck, along with his two passengers to a local hospital, where they were treated for minor injuries and released. Nassau County Police Department ambulances transported Stephen Clark and Robert Treimanis to a local hospital, where they were pronounced dead by staff physicians at 2:23 p.m. and 2:19 p.m., respectively.
Both vehicles were impounded from the scene for brake, safety and mechanical inspections. The driver of the truck was issued traffic tickets for being unlicensed and having a suspension on his existing record. The investigation is ongoing.