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Firefighters Free Trapped Woman from Old Country Road Wreck

Plainview's main artery was left snarled during rescue operations after collision leaves box truck overturned.

Plainview Firefighters freed a trapped woman from a crumpled SUV Tuesday after an early morning crash between her vehicle and a truck caused a rush hour nightmare.

Plainview firefighters and units from the Nassau County Police Department responded to the crash at Old Country Road and Grohmans Lane where the box truck and the SUV collided. The truck flipped on its side and the woman was trapped inside her SUV, authorities said.

Firefighters used the Jaws of Life and and other cutting equipment to free the trapped woman. She was transported by ambulance to Nassau University Medical Center. Her condition could not be learned, but her injuries did not appear life threatening, firefighters said.

NCPD Emergency Service Units secured the truck, which had been loaded with refrigerators and other large appliances, and placed an absorbent boom around a large oil spill.

Old Country Road was closed in both directions from the Seaford-Oyster Bay
Expressway to Lincoln Gate until the truck's contents could be off loaded and the vehicle righted by a large tow truck. The crash stalled traffic in both directions. Exit ramps to the expressway were closed, leaving traffic snarled for more than two hours, authorities said. Traffic on Route 135 was affected as well, motorists said.

Two people in the truck were not injured.

mona October 18, 2011 at 07:38 PM
DO WE THINK NOW IT IS TIME TO GET THESE MASSIVE ACCIDENT CAUSING NON-CARING TRUCKS AND TRUCK DRIVERS OFF OF THE ROADS WHERE ORDINARY CITIZENS ARE DOING THEIR DAILY CHORES. THEY ARE ALSO CARPOOLING WITH CHILDREN. THIS IS A DANGEROUS SITUATION AND HAS BEEN COMPLAINED ABOUT FOR YEARS. WHEN IS SOMEONE IN THIS COUNTY GOING TO LISTEN. MAYBE YOU CAN PASS IT ON TO ALL OF THE NASSAU COUNTY EXECUTIVES.
Gerard October 18, 2011 at 10:42 PM
How do you know it wasnt the SUV drivers fault? Why immediately blame the truck driver who is a WORKING MAN doing his job? And where exactly do you want these trucks to drive? The same trucks that deliver goods you need to the stores where you shop. In fact I find that truckers are better drivers than these citizens tooling around in their SUVs. And what's up with the CAPS?
Gone October 19, 2011 at 12:33 PM
Good job PFD / NCPD.
TheGreek October 20, 2011 at 12:12 AM
Mona – Judging from the skid marks left by the box truck – The box truck was travelling eastbound in the right lane of Old Country Road. The truck driver stood on the brakes and swerved as hard as he could to the left. There is no road where the truck was pointed after he swerved. If the truck hadn’t flipped it would have hit the Verizon building. That truck driver did everything possible to try to avoid that accident. The SUV must have darted out in front of the truck, making a left turn from the gas station driveway. The driver of the SUV probably didn’t look, and didn’t see the box truck. After all, who would be so reckless as to dart out in front of a large truck, deliberately? Oh yea, an arrogant SUV driver.Not many of those around here.

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