A mother and her young daughter were injured in a two car crash that sent their SUV tumbling across Old Country Road Thursday afternoon.
responded about 2:45 p.m. to discover the victims inside the black SUV. They and units pulled the little girl from the wreckage and attended to her at the scene in front of restaurant at Sylvia Lane.
The little girl's mother was also hurt in the crash, firefighters said. Their conditions were not immediately available.
Both mother and daughter were transported by ambulance to Nassau University Medical Center.
Ali Isaacs Kusinitz, a bystander and witness to the incident, said the car flipped over, perhaps twice, but the child was still strapped inside her protective car seat.
She said the child was crying and breathing on her own. Firefighters say a child that is crying often indicates non-life-theatening injuries.
"She did not have any cuts or visible injuries," Isaacs-Kusinitz said of the child, who she estimated as about 2-years-old. "I hope they're OK."
She said the mother was walking under her own power at the scene complaining of pain in her arm.
The driver of the other car declined medical treatment at the scene, authorities said.
Old Country Road was closed eastbound for a time as firefighters cleared the roadway of debris.
It was the second crash within the same half-mile section of Old Country Road in two days.
On Wednesday, firefighters were forced to use hydraulic equipment to inside the wreckage of her vehicle. That crash took place at the intersection of Old Country with Lincoln Gate.
Four other people were hurt in Wednesday's crash, firefighters said.
The conditions of those victims could not be learned.