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Weigh in on Burns Park Traffic

Traffic can get heavy when Burns Park holds summer events. Should there be more officers assigned to the area?

On Tuesday night, authorities had to investigate a serious accident while dealing with a huge crowd at John J Burns Park.

Two teens were struck by a car, seriously injuring one, at the same time the Town of Oyster Bay was holding their annual "Salute to America" and fireworks show.

The accident investigation closed Merrick Road for several hours and made for some difficult times for those leaving Burns Park.

But anyone who has ever been to the park during concerts and events at the park, know that it can be slow going.  

We want to know if assigning more public safety or police officers is the answer. 

Take our poll below and weigh in with your comments.

Cathy July 21, 2012 at 02:07 PM
You would need to go thru the Police Department to have the rules changed. Its the police that control traffic on the streets
Monica Deutsch July 23, 2012 at 07:15 PM
yes the girls crosseed at the middle of an intersection and that is exactly why we need more police or public safety at that corner. cant believe the amount of people that crossed there even as the fire tire and ambulances were blocking being able to see on comming traffic. it was rediculous and its a miricle noone else got hit.
Monica Deutsch July 23, 2012 at 07:17 PM
thats not where he was needed. they need a crossing guard at the other corner where there is no light.
James July 24, 2012 at 05:34 AM
What happened to the girls? And are there any charges against the driver?
Mass Mom July 26, 2012 at 06:32 PM
No charges she stopped... not her fault just a very unfortunate accident. Girls we're doing ok.. but nothing more said. I'm glad to see everyone above follows the 30 MPH law on Merrick Rd and all the side streets. I know no one in Nassau Shores does. They blow stop signs all the time and doing over 30again mph ..

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