Three-Vehicle Crash in Shirley Sends One to Hospital
By JOHN WALTHERS, Senior Correspondent | May 16, 2020 | NEW YORK
Story No. 052320101
Photo by John Walthers- Suffolk Fire PhotosFirefighters work to secure a vehicle after a 3-vehicle crash on Beacon St. in Shirley, May 16th.
Photo by John Walthers- Suffolk Fire PhotosA Mastic Beach Firefighter brings supplies with him from the Rescue Truck at a recent crash.
Photo by John Walthers- Suffolk Fire PhotosA pickup with damage rests against a parked car it hit after the initial impact.
Photo by John Walthers- Suffolk Fire Photos
Photo by John Walthers- Suffolk Fire PhotosFirefighters working to try to move a vehicle from the roadway.
Photo by John Walthers- Suffolk Fire PhotosFirefighters put tools back on the Rescue truck after the tow trucks arrive.
Shirley, NY – On May 16th at 1:50 P.M., the Mastic Beach Fire Department and Ambulance Company were activated for an MVA on Beacon Street, between Amarr Drive and The Green.
Assistant Chiefs Fred Loiacono and Jeff McGown arrived on scene to find a crash involving three vehicles, one of which was still in the middle of the roadway and blocking traffic. Rescue Truck 5-13-4 was requested to come into the scene and bring speedy dry as well as the Go Jacks so that they could move the vehicle out of the roadway.
On arrival members of Rescue 4 immediately began to clean up the debris and fluids from the ground and secure all three vehicles. Mastic Beach Ambulance was on scene and at least one person was taken to Long Island Community Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The road was closed by SCPD and Mastic Beach FD Fire Police while firefighters and EMS operated. Once the vehicles were towed away the road was immediately reopened.
This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.