Dashcam captures wrong-way driver on Wantagh Pkwy.

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

The incident was captured on Steven and Leslie Buchbinder's dashcam. It shows the wrong-way driver traveling northbound in the southbound lanes.

The incident was captured on Steven and Leslie Buchbinder's dashcam. It shows the wrong-way driver traveling northbound in the southbound lanes. (8/31/16)

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.

 

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