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 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.