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Driver Strikes Tree on Broadway in Lawrence

Man suffered serious but non life-threatening injuries.

Story and photos by Joseph C. Sperber, chief of the Lawrence-Cedarhurst Fire Department

The Lawrence-Cedarhurst Fire Department and Nassau County Police Department responded on Friday at 2:15 a.m. to a serious auto accident in front of 421 Broadway in Lawrence.

A lone male driver was traveling westbound on Broadway just passing Carman Avenue when he lost control of his late model Nissan and struck a tree. The car came to rest on the front lawn of 421 Broadway and the driver was able to self-extricate himself from the vehicle. 

A fire broke out in the engine which firefighter quickly extinguished. Nassau County Police Ambulance transported the man, suffering from serious but non life-threatening injuries, to the hospital. Broadway was closed for 30 minutes while emergency crews operated at the scene.

Jerome J. Levenberg October 27, 2012 at 06:41 PM
Hope the driver is OK, but how about the tree?
Dan B. October 27, 2012 at 08:27 PM
The way some people drive in the five towns is criminal.
N G October 28, 2012 at 12:27 AM
http://fivetowns.patch.com/articles/letter-to-the-editor-woodmere-lirr-area-poses-danger-to-pedestrians

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