Crash On East 5th & Park Involving Church Van
The crash between a Church van and a sports utility vehicle that resulted in seven injuries brought a multi-agency response Saturday night, September 29, at about 10:35 p.m. The accident occurred on Park Avenue and East Fifth Street, just south of the Huntington LIRR tracks. The Huntington Manor Fire Department and Huntington Community First Aid Squad were dispatched, with additional Rescue Squad ambulances requested from the Greenlawn and Centerport fire departments. Suffolk Police were also on the scene.
As EMS crews treated the patients, Huntington Manor firefighters secured the heavily damaged vehicles and handled a fuel spill on the roadway. Huntington Community, Centerport and Greenlawn FD ambulances were used to transport seven patients, with one critically injured to Huntington Hospital. Fifty firefighters and EMS personnel were on the scene with two fire engines, a heavy rescue truck and six ambulances. Units were under the direction of Huntington Manor FD Third Assistant Chief Mike DePasquale, and Huntington Community First Deputy Chief David Mohr. Also assisting were First Assistant Chief Scott Waryold of the Greenlawn FD, and Deputy Chief Dr. Jack Geffken of the Centerport FD and Suffolk County EMS Physician.
The Church van is from Iglesia Pentecostal Refugo de Salvacion in Huntington Station.
Story & Photos by Steve Silverman