4-Car Collision Injures 11 on Long Island; Driver Arrested - NBC New York

4-Car Collision Injures 11 on Long Island; Driver Arrested

The four-car crash happened around 2 a.m. Sunday on the Southern State Parkway in West Hempstead

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    4-Car Collision Injures 11 on Long Island; Driver Arrested
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    What to Know

    • Police say a chain-reaction wreck on a Long Island highway has injured 11 people, including a motorist charged with drunken driving

    • The four-car crash happened around 2 a.m. Sunday on the Southern State Parkway in West Hempstead

    • Police say the 31-year-old Queens driver was arrested on a DWI charge and hospitalized with facial trauma and a pelvic injury

    Police say a chain-reaction wreck on a Long Island highway has injured 11 people, including a motorist charged with drunken driving.

    The four-car crash happened around 2 a.m. Sunday on the Southern State Parkway in West Hempstead.

    State police say a Queens man was driving his car west when he hit an SUV that was stopped in the right-hand lane. The SUV then collided with a broken-down van that was stopped in front of it.

    Police say the driver in the first car then lost control of it and hit a minivan that was driving by.

    Police say the 31-year-old Queens driver was arrested on a DWI charge and hospitalized with facial trauma and a pelvic injury.

    The injuries to other people are described as less serious.

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