A 34-year-old woman and a 37-year-old woman were seriously injured after an SUV crashed into a restaurant on Broad Hollow Road in East Farmingdale. The crash took place about 10:30 a.m. on March 19, and police say that the driver was fleeing from another hit-and-run accident when this incident took place. It was discovered after the accident that the 69-year-old man did not have a valid driver's license.
One of the women became trapped under the SUV after the crash, and firefighters had to use special equipment to free her from the wreckage. After she was freed, she was transported by helicopter to Stony Brook University Hospital. The other woman also had to be taken to a hospital for treatment of her injuries. Both of the victims were nurses at Winthrop-University Hospital in Mineola.