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UPDATE: Mom, Baby Daughter, Hurt In Roll-over Crash

Little girl was crying and alert, secured in car seat; Plainview Firefighters attend to victims who were transported to NUMC.

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.

Joe Dowd (Editor) March 08, 2012 at 11:03 PM
Firefighters and police did a great job getting to the victims. We're trying to update the conditions of the injured. If you witnessed this crash, let us know what you saw.
Joe Dowd (Editor) March 08, 2012 at 11:52 PM
Update: See our story: Kid was conscious, alert, crying and still strapped in car seat. Mom was ambulatory, complaining of arm pain. Great work by PFD & Nassau Cops.
Gail Neuman March 09, 2012 at 12:02 AM
Truly shows the importance of keeping kids in car seats!
Seth Salwen March 09, 2012 at 12:04 AM
Joe, the answer is RADAR. I live near the library and cannot believe the rate of speed some peope drive. Gerhard, Plainview Road, and even Hope and Charlotte have become speedways lately.
Joe Dowd (Editor) March 09, 2012 at 12:11 AM
Seth: Agreed. Something needs to be done and soon. Gail: Agreed X 10. It was great to hear that the kid was strapped in. An absolute must for parents, no matter how short the ride, no matter what the circumstances.
Simba March 09, 2012 at 10:00 AM
We need to punish speeding in the same way we punish drunk driving, maybe even worse because any car travelling at a high rate of speed is a deadly weapon. And if you are not drunk or high, you are explicitly aware of what you are doing and therefore should be punished to that level. The disregard for the value of human life is and should be inexcusable. A speeding ticket is not enough these days. It is a great difference between driving 60mph on a highway/parkway vs a residential road.
Gone March 09, 2012 at 01:59 PM
Do we know that speed was the cause of the accident or who was at fault? Do we know what directions the cars were traveling? Just wondering how the accident happened. Thanks.
GREG OSBORN March 09, 2012 at 04:23 PM
I live on one of these streets that you mentioned. At the intersection of Hope Drive and Scott Place, there are 3 stop signs there. I always walk my dog past that intersection and have seen majority of drivers rolling thru these "GO" signs. I will love to be a traffic cop there and bring lots of revenue to Nassau County Police Dept. Many drivers in my neighborhood have no respect to other safe drivers, kids, and dogwalkers. There is an accident waiting to happen at that corner one day. I hope that I never will hear an ambulance driving by my home. I make a pledge to all the drivers "Please be careful driving thru my neighborhood especially with warm weather arriving soon".
Joe Z March 11, 2012 at 12:09 AM
Baby and mother are fine. Baby has no injuries (due to the car seat working as it should) and minor bruises for mom. Neither car was speeding. The truck was in the turning lane and the other car was waved across the lanes from Sylvia from the stopped cars and went into the truck causing the truck to flip.

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