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Heavy Damage from MVA to Start the Morning in Mastic

By JOHN WALTHERS, Senior Correspondent | July 24, 2020 | NEW YORK

Story No. 080220106

Shirley, NY- On July 24th at about 7:00 A.M., the Mastic Fire Department and Shirley Ambulance were activated for a report of a motor vehicle crash on the northbound William Floyd Parkway, near Roberts Road East.

County advised that it was being called in by a chief of another department. Assistant Chief Gene Martucci advised he had a two-car MVA with one person suffering from minor injuries. Moments later, he was joined by Chief of Department Rudy Sunderman. The chief requested the first due unit to bring speedy dry, brooms and shovels up to the scene.

Rescue 10 and Engine 1 arrived on scene and the crews went to work cleaning up the fluids in the roadway and securing a badly damaged vehicle. Members from Shirley Ambulance treated the driver of the vehicle for a wrist injury.

Mastic FD Fire Police provided traffic control during operations. All units were back in service within 40 minutes.

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