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Car Crash Claims Life on Covert Avenue

21-year old perishes in high speed collision with tree in New Hyde Park.

The life of a 21-year old driver was claimed in a fatal car accident on Covert Avenue and New Hyde Park Friday afternoon.

According to reports, the driver lost control of the vehicle while headed north on Covert Avenue at a high rate of speed just south of the Long Island Rail Road tracks at about 1:10 p.m. The vehicle crashed into a tree just past Fifth Avenue on the block preceding Wayne Avenue.

The was called to the scene. The entire driver’s side of the vehicle was seen to have been smashed in.

Reports of the accident first indicated that there was an entrapment but it was later changed to a fatality.

This is a breaking news story. Patch will update this story as more details become available.

Regina H April 29, 2012 at 07:20 PM
You did not know this boy! Adam was a good kid. I feel lucky and blessed to have gotten to know him. He made a mistake and paid the worst kind of consequences. By the way there is another saying...People in glass houses should not throw stones. Adam everyone at MMC will miss you! Our hearts are broken.
AF April 30, 2012 at 04:07 AM
Assalamu Alaykom warahmatu Allah wabarakatuh, Hassam is in Winthrop Hospital in the 4th floor. Here is the address and the phone you might need to call to find out about visiting hours and jazaka Allah khayr. we all will be praying for Hassam that Allah has mercy on him to speed his recovery and may Allah grant the entire family patience and reward them for their Sabr" Insha' Allah Ameen. 259 1st Street Mineola, NY 11501 (516) 663-0333
anon April 30, 2012 at 04:23 AM
Yeah does anyone know what happened to the car?
M.T. April 30, 2012 at 06:51 AM
I have lived on covert avenue for 20/25 years of my life and in that time I have seen what feels like hundreds of accidents. My family keeps the NHP Fire Dept number by our phone to call quickly for this very purpose. The speeders on Covert make it a dangerous road for residents, pedestrians and other motorists. The saddest part is most of those I see and hear zooming down the road are young men "cutting" through the towns of Stewart Manor, Floral Park and New Hyde Park on their way to somewhere else that they may never arrive to due to their speeding! In the last few months I have seen a fence taken out on the corner of 5th (that time was an elderly lady). And a telephone pole hit (also on the corner of 5th) by a gentleman. Both in addition to this recent accident. Even then, there are a number of smaller accidents that go unreported. Such as when my neighbor was rear-ended by two young men coming up from Elmont while she was trying to turn into her driveway. Sometimes, at night, you can hear (and see, if you look out your window) people racing up Covert in the early hours of the morning. It's a large road that needs more caution/yield lights to prevent the senseless loss of life! I don't even want to think about what would happen in the event the train tracks were moved above ground and there was *nothing* to stop the onslaught of traffic from Jericho.
Umme Ummara April 30, 2012 at 06:59 AM
Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji'un (إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعونَ) May Allah rest his soul in the best part Of janat . Aameen..
lisap April 30, 2012 at 12:25 PM
No words to express my saddness to the family,St.Josephs Lab Staff, are very sad for your loss. God Bless You,and may he heal your son,with a full recovery.
AF April 30, 2012 at 01:19 PM
Dear all, Let's pray for Hassam to recover and may god (Allah) rest the soul of Adam in peace and grant him the highest place in Jannah (Paradise). Please just pray and stop blaming or looking for what happened because when the time comes for everyone will go, Allah the almighty have said in Quran "Every single soul of the son of Adam will taste death" and when your time comes you will not be delayed a second. May God bless all and guide us all before our time come. Ameen. AF
Rob D April 30, 2012 at 02:39 PM
I am in Shock. Brings tears to my eyes. You were a good soul,not a bad bone in this kids body. The good die Young Rest in peace my friend Rob
JM April 30, 2012 at 08:27 PM
Its a shame that a young life was lost. This could have however been much worse, he could have killed some other innocent person with his excessive speeding and reckless driving. Covert Ave is not a speedway. A neighbor
Farooq April 30, 2012 at 11:13 PM
From Manzar & Frooq and all his friends request a DO'AA for both specially for parents , ALLAH make them strong to FEEL THIS DEEP PAIN and put their son in Haven.
AF May 01, 2012 at 02:22 AM
May god bless you and guide you, you were not there at the time of the incident, the loss of control can happen due to so many reasons. Just pray to your lord that this young man granted the highest place in paradise and may god guide you and me to the right path. My prayer to all my brothers and sisters muslim and non muslim to be guided to the right path, we all came from one father and mother " Adam and Eve" Keep your prayer for the older brother may god speed his recovery. FA
Kenneth H. May 01, 2012 at 03:04 AM
PATCH PULL THIS THREAD, this is out of control. Blaming the village , unsure of specifics, praying to Allah ? Opinions, anger. I mean really ?
JM May 01, 2012 at 01:34 PM
AF Yes I was aat the scene about 5 min after it happened. I live in the area. He killed himself by his reckless driving and speeding. That's the price you pay for being simply DUMB. It's too bad people have to loose their live to learn a lesson.
jooooo May 01, 2012 at 05:07 PM
ur acting like you were there and u no wat happened. he wasnt speeding get ur facts straight and show sympathy @Andy
YEA May 01, 2012 at 05:40 PM
i dont get how you lose control of your car if you're not speeding. too many of these kids are driving at ridiculous speeds in residential neighborhoods bc they think they're on a nascar track. driving isn't a GAME. there's people's lives at stake, and the kid lost his own and put his brother in the ICU. think about that the next time you wanna race on local streets.
Rob D May 02, 2012 at 12:59 AM
So all you judgmental people need to stop everyone has driven past the speed limit once in their life. Stop acting like your all angels we all were 20 at one point and we all made mistakes in our life. Not necessary to rub it in we are all grieving his death we don’t need your obnoxious two cents.
AF May 02, 2012 at 02:12 AM
Dear Rob, May our lord bless you and bless everyone that have put the comment in this event, it is true we all acknowledge that we have done going over speed limit sometimes but we were just lucky that we are here today puting our comments but guess why? Our time has not come yet, we all should pray to have that happen in a good time and a good condition, nobody knows what tomorrow is hidden for him/ Her. God bless and protect all! FA
HR May 02, 2012 at 03:55 AM
We have a facebook page in his memory: www.facebook.com/inthelovingmemoryofadamrehman
Saif Reman May 02, 2012 at 04:47 AM
I like to thank all those people who have shown their support to my Family in NY, i don't have words to express my gratitude for the all those folks who have attended the funeral and showed up at my brother house's for condolences, i have not seen a cummunity like that, special thanks to the Lady who call the 911, i think her name was Eline who came and talk to me on Sunday after noon. In the end, i do apologize to all the near by neighbors on Adam's behalf, if he cause you any problem. HE WAS A VERY NICE, POLITE YOUNG MAN.
AF May 02, 2012 at 01:50 PM
Thank you so much for the updates, "Inna lillah wa inna ilayhi raji3oun" FA
C.kumar May 02, 2012 at 07:51 PM
May God Bless the family, keep them strong in this time of sorrow.,and my prayers go out to the older brother for a speedy recovery.
AA May 02, 2012 at 08:18 PM
RIP ADAM -Fellow DSMer/Friend
Hadi May 04, 2012 at 05:10 AM
I have two sons n believe me when I heard this news i'm shocked n nothing else just staring to my boys just starring at them.I don't know what happened to me tears just coming out of my eyes they just keep on coming n out of control for the whole day.no word to express this incident.it's just feel like stopping my heart from beating .
anonymous May 04, 2012 at 07:26 PM
Ok maybe he was going fast but you don't know the whole story. He had to turn because a car pulled out without looking, he SAVED someone's life and btw that person came over and even admitted that it was her fault. Get your facts straight, alot can happen in five min and you got there AFTER it all happened.
Jesus Walks May 05, 2012 at 10:40 PM
Agreed. For those who say he wasn't speeding learn to read. "According to reports, the driver lost control of the vehicle while headed north on Covert Avenue at a high rate of speed just south of the Long Island Rail Road tracks at about 1:10 p.m. The vehicle crashed into a tree just past Fifth Avenue on the block preceding Wayne Avenue." #ANDYWINS
Missy May 06, 2012 at 04:04 AM
My cousin too :(
Missy May 06, 2012 at 04:12 AM
You don't know adam, you dont know what really happened, you dont know fucking SHIT. Listen up, I know what really happened, I'M HIS FUCKING COUSIN. I grew up with him, I know him well. I'm not gonna sit here and explain the whole fucking story again, I already had to explain it to like a hundred freakin' people already and I'm not gonna repeat it because some idiot doesn't know anything, though I can tell you right now you are full of shit and adam was trying to do the opposite, he was trying NOT to hit someone okay??! I know the full story bitch. I am so pissed off at you for actually not knowing what happened and then posting that retarded ass comment, plus, he was one of the most beautiful, nice, caring guys EVER. If you knew him you would know but your retarded self is saying whatever he wants to say.
Missy May 06, 2012 at 04:18 AM
Let me ask you this, did you see the accident happen?? I know the real story and what your saying is bullshit he was trying to save someone's life. "anonymous" is correct, that is what happened. Adam is a hero ^_^ so screw you.
Missy May 06, 2012 at 05:27 AM
omg you're so dumb. He lost control because he kept trying to not hit the other cars, he kept turning and turning and did a hard turn so he doesn't hit then his car couldn't take it and spun out of control then hit the tree. Get it? jeez
Andy June 20, 2012 at 05:27 PM
Aryeah Lemberger, who heads up transportation/roads for Nassau County (it's a county road) has been informed via my formal letter of complaint. He said the area would be analyzed and perhaps signage or a light might be most appropriate. That said, he was not responded to a single follow-up letter. As for Adam, may he rest in peace - and to his friends, may you learn from his mistakes.

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