FARMINGDALE, Long Island, N.Y. — A lunchtime trip to the Subway in Farmingdale on a recent Saturday afternoon was anything but ordinary. Around 1:45 p.m., a small Honda sports utility vehicle plowed through the front window and wall of a Subway sandwich shop. An eight-year-old girl who was getting lunch sustained injuries in the incident. Police did not arrest the driver. However, the police have no concluded their investigation and charges still could be filed if warranted by the evidence. The injured girl is expected to recover from her injuries, according to the Farmingdale Patch.
First responders from the Bethpage Fire Department reported that the eight-year-old girl was lucky to survive the crash. First responders said that shattered window glass showered the girl. She sustained lacerations that required medical attention. Additionally, a table in the restaurant struck her in the head. Medics were concerned that the girl suffered a head injury. Consequently, they transported her to a local hospital for medical treatment and observation. The hospital said she needed treatment for injuries described as non-life threatening. There was no information given whether anyone else was hurt or whether the driver sustained any injuries in the accident. No information was provided concerning the number of people in the Subway at the time of the crash.
Photographs appearing in the Patch depicting the scene of the crash show that this incident could have easily been much more devastating. The Honda SUV appeared to have climbed two concrete steps that run the length of the Subway. The step concrete steps lead from the parking lot to the front door of the restaurant. The SUV destroyed the front of the building and wrecked parking signs and posts outside of the store as well.
Nassau County Police responded to investigate the crash. They did not arrest the driver. There was no information about their plans to bring formal charges.
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