Limousine Crash Injures Six in Melville
Suffolk County Police Second Squad detectives are investigating a motor vehicle crash that injured five people in Melville early this morning.
A man was driving a 2012 Mercedes Benz sedan eastbound on Wilmington Drive near Chiswell Drive when the vehicle veered into the westbound lane and crashed head on into a 2014 Lincoln limousine, owned by Limos Long Island of Westbury, at approximately Sunday, July 1, 2018, 1:35 a.m. The driver of the Mercedes fled the scene. He was seen being picked up by a person driving a dark colored sedan immediately after the accident.
The driver and all five passengers in the limousine were transported to local hospitals for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
The investigation is continuing. Detectives are asking anyone with information about the crash to contact the Second Squad at 631-854-8252 or anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.
The Melville Fire Department responded to a head-on crash involving a Lincoln Limousine and a Mercedes Benz sedan on Wilmington Drive near Chiswell Drive on Sunday, July 1, 2018, at around 1:38 a.m. The driver and five passengers in the limo suffered injuries, and were treated and transported to the Nassau University Medical Center and Huntington Hospital. Rescue Squad ambulances from the Melville Fire Department, with assistance from the Dix Hills Fire Department and Plainview Fire Department transported the victims. About 35 fire/rescue personnel were on the scene with seven ambulances, an engine, paramedic and first responder units, under the direction of Assistant Chiefs David Kaplan and Jason Bernfeld.
Story and Photos by Steve Silverman