Driver Trapped after Tractor-Trailer Crash in Melville
The Melville Fire Department responded to a motor vehicle accident involving a tractor-trailer and an SUV that occurred at the intersection of Walt Whitman Road and the South Service Road in Melville on Saturday, October 13, 2018, at about 1:30 am. Both vehicles traveled several hundred feet down the service road through the woods and came to rest in the parking lot of the FedEx building, striking two parked cars in the parking lot. Melville firefighters used heavy rescue tools to extricate the driver of the SUV, who was transported to Nassau University Medical Center with serious injuries by the Melville Rescue Squad. The driver of the truck suffered non-life threatening injuries, and was transported to Plainview Hospital by the Melville Rescue Squad. Three ambulances, three heavy rescue engines, paramedic and first responder units were on the scene, under the direction of Assistant Chief David Kaplan.
Story by Steve Silverman, Photos courtesy Melville Fire Dept.