YAPHANK, Long Island, N.Y. — Friday evening, detectives from the Suffolk County Police Department were dispatched to investigate a serious accident that forced officers to close the William Floyd Parkway in Yaphank. According to an article appearing in Newsday, one person suffered serious injuries in the crash. Two other motorists were lucky to avoid getting hurt in the crash. Detectives said that the operator of a Mercedes-Benz sedan traveling at an excessive speed caused the crash that happened close to 4:00 p.m. They cited the driver of the Mercedes with several violations. The detectives are still investigating the crash, despite issuing citations to the driver of the Mercedes sedan at the scene.
Detectives from Suffolk Police Department’s Seventh Squad received a call to investigate a severe car crash on William Floyd Parkway around 4 p.m. Friday. Detectives reported that the driver of a Mercedes-Benz sedan, who was not identified by police, was speeding down William Floyd Parkway before striking two vehicles in the intersection at Moriches-Middle Island Road. The Mercedes continued to careen out of control and climbed a guardrail before finally coming to a stop. The car came to rest between 20 to 30 feet south of the intersection of William Floyd Parkway and Rose Executive Boulevard.
EMS quickly responded to the call and transported the driver of the Mercedes to Stony Brook University Hospital for emergency treatment of injuries that police described as non-life threatening. Neither of the two people in the other vehicles involved in the collision required medical assistance.
Detectives from the Seventh Squad issued several summonses to the driver of the Mercedes-Benz because of the crash. Detectives cited the driver for aggravated unlicensed operation, reckless driving, and unlicensed operation.
Detectives ordered the William Floyd Parkway closed so they could continue with their investigation. They allowed the road to reopen several hours later after crews cleared debris from the scene, and detectives performed their duties. Additional charges could be issued.
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