While the investigation into the cause of the truck accidentare unclear due to the ongoing investigation, a rep has learned that the collision between a box-truck and a minivan have learned the persons from both vehicles hospitalized, with the driver of the minivan in serious condition.
The accident occurred at the intersection of Hempstead Turnpike and Division Avenue this past Friday at about 1:58am. The details of the accident are still sketchy, but it appears to have been a rear-end collision, that resulted in the entire front end of the minivan impacted into the left rear corner of the truck’s left rear corner, and was at least partly underneath the truck. The degree of the impact completely totaled the minivan.
First Responders from the local police, fire, and other emergency management services were quick to arrive on the scene. Their combined efforts kept a bad situation from becoming even worse, as traffic was diverted safely around the accident scene and any potential for fire was carefully monitored and prepared for.
Due to the extreme amount of damage to the minivan, rescue personnel had to resort to using the jaws of life and other hydraulic tools in order to extricate the conscious driver of the minivan from her vehicle. A source reports that various parts of the vehicle, including the seats, were carried away by firefighters as they were removed as part of the ongoing efforts to remove the driver. Once freed from her vehicle, the minivan driver was taken to the Nassau University Medical Center where she was listed as being in serious condition. The condition of the truck driver is as of this writing unknown.
On scene, rescue workers told a reporter that the accident could have been much worse than it actually was. It was very fortunate that the woman who was driving the minivan was wearing a safety belt and the air bags deployed as they were supposed to. Thus far, no charges have been placed and the investigation is ongoing. As it would in Nassau or Suffolk Counties.
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