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.