EAST ISLIP, Long Island — A careless driver ran a stop sign in East Islip on Sunday, May 19, 2019, and slammed into a trolley party bus carrying a wedding party to the nuptials. Several people onboard the trolley suffered injuries in the collision. Suffolk County police responded to the crash and issued a traffic ticket to the woman who ran the stop sign and caused the accident according to WPIX11. No information is immediately available whether the woman could face additional civil charges or any criminal charges.
Suffolk County police officers said that they responded to the scene of the collision between the party trolley and an Alfa Romeo around 2:00 Sunday. Officers pinpointed the crash to have occurred at the intersection of Hardwood with Union Boulevard. The investigating officers from Suffolk County police said that the woman driving the Alfa Romeo north on Hardwood Boulevard ran the stop sign posted at the intersection with Union Boulevard. Traffic on Union Boulevard has the right of way. Instead of stopping as indicated by the presence of a red octagonal sign with white lettering spelling the word “STOP,” the driver of the Italian sports car ignored the sign and drove straight into the trolley carrying 11 people to a wedding ceremony. The Alfa Romeo rammed into a telephone pole after colliding with the trolley and knocked down the wires hanging from the pole.
The woman driving the Alfa Romeo reportedly sustained minor injuries in the crash. An ambulance transported her to the nearest hospital for treatment of her injuries. Meanwhile, five out of the eleven people onboard of the trolley were hurt in the crash. All five injured passengers went to the hospital located in Bay Shore for treatment of their injuries. None of the injuries suffered in the crash were considered serious.
Suffolk Police cited the driver of the Alfa Romeo of summons to court for not stopping at a stop sign. There was no word on when she had to appear in court to answer to the lone charge.
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