A two-car crash involving the SUV of a Long Island fire chief in Hauppauge leaves three people injured. According to Associated Press, a car headed south on Route 111 hit an SUV belonging to the Stony Brook Fire Department chief. Parts of Routes 111 and 347 were subsequently closed. The car was driven by a man with one passenger, who suffered serious injuries and was taken to the hospital. The driver did not have any life-threatening injuries.
On February 11, three teenagers from Patchogue were involved a two-car crash in Medford. Two of them were left critically injured when the 1999 Nissan Sentra they were riding in was struck by a 2005 Chevy Trailblazer while exiting a driveway.
Medford also saw another accident earlier this month involving three-vehicles, including a Suffolk County Transit bus and pickup truck. According to Newsday,a Ford pickup and a Nissan were heading north on Station Road near Sills Road. The exact details are unclear, as one driver claims he was cut-off while the other says he was clipped. Regardless, the pickup swerved into the wrong side of the traffic and hit the 7B Patchogue-Bellport bus carrying 11 passengers. One passenger had to be airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital due to serious chest trauma. Five passengers and the bus and truck drivers were taken by ambulance to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center for minor injuries. Four of the passengers were children between the ages of 3 and 12.