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Pedestrian Airlifted Following Shirley Crash

By JOHN WALTHERS, Senior Correspondent | April 14, 2021 | NEW YORK

Story No. 042021102

SHIRLEY, NY - On Wednesday, April 14th at about 5:30 P.M., the Mastic Fire Department and Shirley Ambulance Company were dispatched to a report of a pedestrian hit by a car at the Khols shopping center. Due to the nature of the woman's injuries, a helicopter was requested.

Mastic FD was directed to Applebees to secure a landing zone. Chiefs Rudy Sunderman and Gene Martucci responded, along with crews from Engines 5-12-1, 5-12-2 and Fire Police Unit 80.

The FD assisted Suffolk Police 7th precinct in securing the landing zone on the western corner of the property. Shirley ambulance transported the woman to the landing zone, where she was assessed and prepared for transport via Suffolk PD Helicopter 1 to Stony Brook Hospital with life-threatening injuries. All FD and EMS units were back in service in under one hour.

This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.