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Hauppauge Car Crash Takes Out Fire Hydrant, Smashes Into Tree

Suffolk police say they responded to approximately 250 crashes Friday afternoon.

A driver of a Jeep traveling on Oster Ave. in Hauppauge smashed into a fire hydrant before crashing into a tree this morning as a result of Friday’s icy road conditions. (Photo credit: David Corliss)
A driver of a Jeep traveling on Oster Ave. in Hauppauge smashed into a fire hydrant before crashing into a tree this morning as a result of Friday’s icy road conditions. (Photo credit: David Corliss)

A driver of a Jeep traveling on Oster Ave. in Hauppauge smashed into a fire hydrant before crashing into a tree this morning as a result of Friday’s icy road conditions.

Suffolk County police said they responded to about 250 car crashes between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Friday and about 300 calls for injured people, such as people who had fell.

Police issued an advisory earlier on Friday warning drivers of the hazardous conditions. Brookhaven Town officials sent out truck sanders and salters to area roads to combat the slick roads. 

Police said they received a call on the crash at about 11:30 a.m. According to an eyewitness, the Jeep first hit a fire hydrant before hitting a tree.

“It took about 20 minutes to cut him out,” said David Corliss.

According to police, the driver suffered non-life threatening injuries. 

Blork January 10, 2014 at 07:57 PM
LOL. The way you maniacs drive up there, fling down Townline Road and 347 like they're raceways . . . this jerk deserves it; hopefully he was castrated in the "accident."
Alan Barton January 10, 2014 at 09:29 PM
347 is a 55 mph zone, townline is 35 , so? (castrated?)
Blork January 13, 2014 at 11:27 AM
LOL Townline -- I lived on Townline for a while. Had to exit my driveway at 60mph and was passed on the left when I slowed down to turn left into my driveway. You people drive like freaks. As for this idiot, he gets a Darwin Award. To bad he's likely already passed on his defective DNA.

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