MERRICK - A wrong-way driver on the Wantagh Parkway Friday nearly collided head-on with a couple from Merrick.
The incident was captured on Steven and Leslie Buchbinder's dashcam. It shows the wrong-way driver traveling northbound in the southbound lanes.
"I'm just thankful that I was able to get out of the way," says Steven Buchbinder.
It was not immediately clear what happened to the wrong-way driver.
In 2009, Diane Schuler, of West Babylon, drove the wrong-way on the Taconic Parkway and slammed head-on into an SUV. Schuler, her daughter, her three nieces - and three men in the SUV were all killed. Toxicology tests showed Schuler was drunk and high at the time of the crash.
Another wrong-way crash happened on the Meadowbrook Parkway when a drunken driver collided with a limousine, killing limo driver Stanley Rabinowitz and 7-year-old Katie Flynn.