The Second Squad reports the details of a serious auto accident that occurred on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at 2:53 p.m. in Woodbury.
According to Detectives, a 2012 Audi was travelling westbound on the Long Island Expressway when the male driver, 34, lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle left the roadway and struck a cement barrier wall, which launched the vehicle into the cement overpass for the Seaford Oyster Bay Expressway. The impact of the collision caused the vehicle to catch fire. A witness, Dale Bartolomeo, of Huntington Station, who is an FDNY EMT and volunteer with the Huntington Manor Fire Department stopped and was the first to reach the unconscious driver. With the assistance of two other good Samaritans they were able remove the driver from the engulfed vehicle. Police personnel from the Highway Patrol Bureau, the Second Precinct, Emergency Services Unit and Police Medics responded and were able to perform life-saving measures until the arrival of Nassau County Police Helicopter 4. He was airlifted in Helicopter 4 with a Police Medic to an area hospital where he remains in critical condition. The investigation is ongoing.
Details by: Det/Sgt Theodorou/2nd Squad 01/06/21/0945/8812