Patchogue, NY – Man with 26 License Suspensions Flees Police and Causes Injurious Six-Car Crash
Patchogue, NY (April 12, 2019) – On Thursday evening, April 11th, a man from Wyandanch, who was reported to have had his license suspended 26 times in the past, fled from police twice before causing a six-vehicle crash that resulted in injuries. Police stated that 23-year-old Taieek Smith caused the multi-car crash following a brief police pursuit.
According to authorities, officers attempted to pull over Smith at approximately 5:30 p.m. in Holbrook, where he complied at first but then quickly sped away. Around seven minutes later, a separate officer attempted to pull Smith over along Sills Road in Patchogue but he again fled the scene after seeming to comply. Shortly after the second incident, Smith continued along Sills Road and ultimately caused a crash with five other vehicles.
Emergency crews and police were quickly at the scene, where they transported four people to the hospital with various, although non-life-threatening, injuries. Smith was immediately arrested at the crash site.
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