ABC 17 reports that a Long Island accident this weekend left six injured on a busy local artery.
Around 11 am on Sunday morning, according to New York State Police, an SUV was hit by another, unknown car and went flying off the Southern State Parkway in the Nassau County town of North Bellmore and over a fence, hitting a black pickup truck and then a parked car before coming to a stop on Old Britton Road. The vehicle was badly damaged and smoking after the collision. Both neighbors and the three people in the pickup that was hit (who suffered minor injuries) rushed to help and pull people free of the wreckage.
While one woman crawled out through the windshield, rescuers were able to pry open the SUV’s door to help a man out of the vehicle. They then crawled inside and could pull another man out from where he was cradling a two-month-old baby.
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Rescuers got both the second man and the infant out of the wreckage and handed the baby off to his mother, which calmed her down significantly. The mother, who had been driving, blew out her knee, while both men in the car were taken to Nassau University for treatment of serious injuries, including a broken neck, fractured lung, and many other wounds. The baby suffered only cuts and bruises and is reportedly just fine.