Map Interactive local COVID-19 tracker
Contact Us
Suffolk Daily Voice serves Babylon, Brookhaven, Huntington, Islip, North Fork, Riverhead, Smithtown & The Hamptons
Return to your home site

Menu

Suffolk Daily Voice serves Babylon, Brookhaven, Huntington, Islip, North Fork, Riverhead, Smithtown & The Hamptons

Nearby Towns

  • Nassau
    serves Glen Cove, Hempstead, Long Beach, North Hempstead & Oyster Bay
Police & Fire

Two Injured When 86-Year-Old Man Drives Into West Islip Insurance Business

An 86-year-old man drove into a building. Photo Credit: Joseph Gemellaro
Firefighters work to remove the occupants from the car. Photo Credit: Joseph Gemellaro
Firefighters remove the building's storefront. Photo Credit: Joseph Gemellaro

An 86-year-old man and his 82-year-old wife received minor injuries when the man drove his vehicle into the front of an insurance store in West Islip.

The incident took place around 2:40 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 1, when the man, driving a Subaru Forrester, drove into the front of the Hometown Insurance building located at 632 Union Blvd., said the Suffolk County Police.

The couple was rescued by West Islip firefighters under the command of Chief Kevin Parrett. The crews had to use hydraulic tools to remove the storefront from the vehicle to extricate the trapped occupants, the West Islip Fire Department said.

Firefighters access the situation.

Joseph Gemellaro

It took firefighters about 10 minutes to get the scene under control and the patients transported by West Islip EMS to Good Samaritan Hospital, the department said.

The Town of Islip Fire Marshal and Town of Islip Building Inspector were requested to the scene to check for structural damage.

No other injuries were reported, police said.

 The cause of the crash is under investigation. 

to sign up for Daily Voice's free daily emails and news alerts.

Welcome to

Suffolk Daily Voice!

Serves Babylon, Brookhaven, Huntington, Islip, North Fork, Riverhead, Smithtown & The Hamptons

Hi! You've read our articles so we know you like our reporting. To keep reading please join our mailing list.

Get important news about your town as it happens.