Renter Drives Truck Through U-Haul Center

Woman who was returning a truck to the Nesconset location accidentally hit the gas instead of the brake, smashing the reception area.

A woman returning a rented truck to in Nesconset drove right through the reception area Saturday night when she accidentally hit the gas pedal instead of the brake, according to an employee on the scene.

The witness at the 771 Nesconset Highway location said nobody was hurt, but said a few workers inside had to quickly get out of the way when the truck plowed through the store.

Suffolk County Police and the Nesconset Fire Department were called to the scene around 7:30 p.m. and had left by 10 p.m.

Several U-Haul employees, who asked not to be identified, were working Saturday night to seal up the large hole in the storefront with plywood boards.

Stay tuned for updates on this story.

Henry Powderly May 20, 2012 at 02:49 AM
Thank you. I updated the story and have to confim Commack. Our source at the scene had said it was Smithtown.
WOODY11780 May 20, 2012 at 10:20 AM
Candyee May 20, 2012 at 04:37 PM
We drove past it around 7 30 PM last night .


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