The Homicide Squad reports the Details of a Serious Auto Accident that occurred in Rockville Centre on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 4:55 am.
According to detectives, Rockville Centre Police responded to a Serious Auto Accident involving the defendant Peter Serra, 34, of 3309 Balsam Street, Oceanside who was operating his 2012 Volkswagen SUV west in the eastbound lane of Merrick Road 100 yards west of Windsor Avenue at which time he struck a 2011 Toyota operated by defendant Melody E. Thompson, 38, of 275 West Merrick Road, Valley Stream that was travelling east. In the 20011 Toyota were a 30 year old front passenger and a 29 year old female rear passenger. Both passengers were transported by a North Shore Hospital Ambulance to a local nearby hospital for treatment. The front passenger suffered multiple leg fractures and head trauma. She is listed in critical condition. The rear passenger suffered a left arm fracture and head trauma. She is listed as serious condition. Both drivers were placed into police custody at the scene.
Both vehicles were impounded for a brake and safety check. The investigation is ongoing.
Peter Serra is charged with Vehicular Assault 1st Degree, Reckless Driving, Driving While Intoxicated 1192.3, Driving While Intoxicated 1192.2 ( BAC + .08 % ). Melody E. Thompson is charged with Driving While Intoxicated 1192.3 and Driving While Intoxicated 1192.2 (BAC + .08 %). Both defendants will be arraigned in First District Court in Hempstead on Sunday, March 22, 2015.