The Eighth Precinct reports a motor vehicle accident which occurred on Tuesday, June 29, 2021 at 12:57 a.m. in Bethpage.
Officers, while on routine patrol, report discovering a vehicular accident involving a single vehicle, a gray 2020 Subaru WRX, which struck a utility pole at Central Park avenue and Hicksville road. The driver was removed from the vehicle safely. At the scene of the accident Officers detected the odor of natural gas and began evacuating the immediate area while notifying National Grid and PSEG. A perimeter was set up and National Grid determined that the situation required a specialized unit with an extended ETA.
Officers quickly began evacuating multiple residences and widening their perimeter for safety of the public and precautionary measures. The Red Cross was notified and is on scene to assist in the evacuation process. Bethpage Fire Department is also assisting on the scene.
At approximately 4:20 a.m. the gas line was shut off while being repaired and residents have returned to their homes.
Details by: PIO/NCPD 06/29/21/0447/9595