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Firefighters Rescue 2 Drivers in Separate Auto Accidents

In the first incident, a vehicle ended up on the yard of the Cedarhurst mayor.

Lawrence-Cedarhurst Fire Department volunteers rescued two drivers from their vehicles in two separate incidents over two days, according to a fire official.

Shortly after 9 p.m. on Friday night, a driver apparently lost control of his vehicle on Arbuckle Avenue, left the roadway and entered the yard of Cedarhurst Mayor Andrew Parise. The vehicle struck a tree and rested alongside the house. 

Firefighters were alerted to the call and responded rapidly. Once on scene, under the direction of Chief Joseph Sperber, the "Jaws of Life" was put to work. Volunteers used multiple rescue tools to free the trapped driver as medics stabilized him.

The driver was extricated from the car in 15 minutes and loaded into an ambulance. He was taken to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center for treatment. Nassau County Police Officers were on the scene investigating the crash.

On Sunday shortly after 4 a.m., a motorist lost control of their car and flipped into a yard on Broadway near Arrowhead Lane. Firefighters stabilized the auto, which had landed on its side. Using rescue tools, the firefighters extricated the driver through the windshield. Volunteers had to cut down additional trees and a fence to remove the driver.

Under the command of Sperber, the driver was freed in approximately 10 minutes. A Nassau County Police Ambulance transported the injured driver to a local hospital.

This stretch of Broadway has been the sight of many serious accidents in the last few years. Officers from the Fourth Precinct remained on the scene to investigate the cause of the crash.

Tony December 24, 2012 at 02:57 PM
Couldn't have anything to do with doing 80mph or more on roads designed for 20mph now could it?
ftptch December 24, 2012 at 03:28 PM
tony... no...... of course not.................... 5t is known 4 its great drivers......................................

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