Car Crashes into 900 Walt Whitman Road
Car Crashes into Melville Building
The Melville Fire Department responded to crash after a car slammed into an office building at 900 Walt Whitman Road on Saturday afternoon, February 18, 2017, at about 2:30 p.m. The car crashed through the side of the building into a chiropractor’s office, destroying the reception room desk and heavily damaging the office. The driver of the car apparently lost control while teaching his wife to drive in an adjacent parking lot. The couple were still inside the Volkswagen sports utility vehicle when firefighters arrived, and were extricated from the vehicle. They evaluated at the scene by Melville Rescue Squad personnel and declined transport to the hospital. About 20 Melville firefighters and rescue personnel were on the scene with two ambulances, an engine, heavy rescue truck, fire police and paramedic responder, under the command of Chief Jason Bernfeld and Assistant Chiefs David Kaplan and Bill Schmitt. The chiropractor’s office was unoccupied at the time of the accident, having closed up at 1 p.m.
Story by Steve Silverman, Photos Courtesy Melville Fire Dept.