Posted on Friday, April 5th, 2019 at 3:58 am
Merrick, NY (April 4, 2019) – One person was hospitalized after a vehicle crashed into Merrick Avenue Middle School on Wednesday afternoon, April, 3rd. The incident, which was captured on surveillance video, shows the vehicle involved crashing into the side doors of the school at a high rate of speed around 4:30 p.m.
Emergency responders were immediately called to the scene after a sedan came crashing through a fence around the school before crashing into the building. Police stated that the roof of the car had to be cut off in order to rescue the victim, identified only as a male driver. The victim was reported to have suffered injuries, as he had been pinned inside the vehicle, although his condition has not been stated at this time.
According to authorities, the cause of this accident is unclear, as it may have been due to a medical issue with the driver or a mechanical malfunction of the vehicle. No one else was injured in the incident, since children were already out of school for the day. Police are actively working to determine the cause of this incident.
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Before anything else, we would first like to extend our sincere sympathies to the victim of this accident, as we currently preserve hope for his full recovery. Following a car accident in New York, it is essential to understand that, as a victim, you may have substantial rights moving forward.
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