Toddler Among Four Injured in Horrific Crash on Long Island - NBC New York

Toddler Among Four Injured in Horrific Crash on Long Island

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    Baby Among 4 Injured in Horrific Crash on Long Island

    A horrific two-car crash on Long Island Wednesday morning injured four, including a woman and a baby. Greg Cergol reports.

    (Published Thursday, March 21, 2019)

    What to Know

    • A horrific two-car crash on Long Island Wednesday morning injured four, including a woman and a 2-year-old boy

    • Police say a Nissan appeared to have run a stop sign on Flower Road near Neighborhood Road in Mastic Beach around 11 a.m

    • Residents in the area say the incident is a wake up call for people to slow down in the neighborhood

    A horrific two-car crash on Long Island Wednesday morning injured four, including a woman and a toddler.

    Police say a Nissan appeared to have run a stop sign on Flower Road near Neighborhood Road in Mastic Beach around 11 a.m. The Nissan then hit a Toyota and then struck an unoccupied Jeep parked outside. 

    The driver of the Nissan fled the scene, officials said. A two-year-old boy in the backseat of the Nissan was critically hurt. The boy is being treated at an area hospital.

    The crash left one vehicle flipped on its hood and hurt three people inside the Toyota. They all suffered serious, but non-life threatening injuries. 

    Images from the scene show a car flipped over and debris thrown about across a residential area, including a front yard.

    Residents in the area say the incident is a wake up call for people to slow down in the neighborhood.

    “I saw the guy come out from the car holding the baby. The baby was all limp. Everyone started screaming. EMT started working on the baby,” Stacy, who witnessed the accident’s aftermath from her home, said.

    Neighbors in the area say that vehicles routinely speed through this neighborhood.

    “They need to slow down. Keep within the speed limit,” Darrell Morris, a Mastic Beach resident, said.

    Hours after the incident occurred, Suffolk Police crews were working on removing an overturned vehicle as investigators continued to look into what took place.

    The driver who fled has not been identified, but authorities ask witnesses to call police with tips. 

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