Three people were injured in a Hauppauge crash on Thursday in an accident involving a car and the SUV of a Long Island fire chief.
Suffolk County police told Newsday that the crash occurred at 12:36 a.m. on Thursday. A man driving with a passenger was traveling south on Route 111 when their car struck an SUV belonging to the Stony Brook Fire Department chief. The crash closed portions of Routes 111 and 347 for several hours.
The passenger was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. The driver sustained non-life threatening injuries. The Stony Brook Fire Department chief was airlifted to a hospital but his condition wasn’t immediately known. The car and the SUV were impounded for safety checks, according to Newsday.
Smithtown Fire Department Public Information Officer Jeff Bressler wrote on the fire department’s website that “a complete extrication” was needed to free the occupants from the vehicles. The Hauppauge Fire Department also assisted with the rescue, Hauppauge Patch reported.