FREEPORT, Long Island, N.Y. — A 66-year-old man lost control over his car, jumped a curb on a Long Island street, plowed into a family of four on Memorial Day. Fortunately, none of the injuries sustained by the family members appear to be life-threatening according to a report filed by ABC 7 New York. However, the man police say is responsible for the crash was placed under arrest and held in jail awaiting release on bond. The suspect faces a slew of assault charges as well as drunk driving charges. The accident remains under investigation by Nassau County police.
Nassau County police investigators told U.S. News that a mother and father were standing on a sidewalk with their 9-year-old daughter and 11-year-old son when all four were hit by an out-of-control BMW that leaped over the curb. The incident happened at about 4 in the afternoon on Monday, May 27, 2019, on West Merrick Road in Freeport. The mayor of Freeport told U.S. News that the 11-year-old boy suffered from head trauma as a result of the accident. A medical helicopter flew him to Cohen Children’s Medical Center located in Queens. The 9-year-old girl and her parents received treatment at Nassau Medical Center. The Nassau County police officers who investigated said that none of the injuries appeared to be life-threatening.
A motorcycle rider witnessed the accident. He stopped and called for help, then drove to the scene to help the injured. Police said that the 66-year-old driver appeared to have glassy, bloodshot eyes, and spoke with slurred speech. The officers noted that the driver had an odor of alcoholic beverage coming from his breath. The driver was arraigned and is held instead of posting a $200,000 bond or $100,000 cash bail. The man faces several vehicular assault charges as well as drunk driving, reckless endangerments, as well as reckless driving charges.
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