A Long Island couple had minor injuries Monday morning after a crash with another vehicle sent their car careening down the street, into a curb, through a stop sign and some trees and then into a house, authorities and witnesses say.
Witnesses said the man and woman were driving on Piquets Lane in Woodbury at about 9:30 a.m. when their Nissan hit another car, sending it over a mailbox and onto a front lawn.
The Nissan kept barreling down the street.
"I scoot to the right to get out of the way because it's coming head on for me," said Greg Apostle, who was in the area at the time of the accident. "I go, 'Oh my God, it's flying.'"
The Nissan then hit a curb, plowed through a sign and some trees, and went airborne off an embankment before smashing into the house. It landed on the bed, Apostle said, and started smoking.
"It's a bedroom and it's on top of the bed," Apostle said. "No idea whether or not there was somebody under the bed."
No one was home at the time of the accident, authorities said. Apostle told the Nissan driver to get out of the car and helped the man's wife, Karyn Goldberg, get out of the passenger seat.
"Something happened with the car and he couldn't stop and we couldn't stop until we stopped in that lady's bedroom," Goldberg said.
The lawn was littered with dry wall, insulation, silk plants, a cushion cover and plastic comb after the crash, which police continue to investigate.
"Nobody's a hero when you do good deeds," Apostle said. "You're not a hero, you're trying to help people that could be hurt -- that you could be in the same situation that they could be at some point."