MELVILLE, New York, June 19
BY: Andrew Wroblewski
A head-on collision rocked the streets of Melville last Thursday night as two vehicles slammed into each other, causing the Melville Fire Department to spring into action.
Fire officials said nearly 30 volunteer firefighters and emergency medical personnel arrived to the scene on Wolf Hill Road near Saxon Street to assess the damage and help the drivers of a Ford Mustang and a Ford Explorer SUV.
Around 10 p.m. on June 12, the driver of the 2002 Explorer lost control while traveling west on Wolf Hill Road and slammed into the 2010 Mustang, according to a Suffolk County police spokesperson. While both drivers were taken to Huntington Hospital by the Melville Fire Department Rescue Squad, neither suffered life-threatening injuries.
Of concern, though, was a large amount of fuel that spilled onto the street as a result of the crash, which had to be cleaned up by emergency personnel with an absorbent applied to the road, fire officials said.
Units from the Melville Fire Department were led by Fire Chief Mike McKeefrey, who was supported by Paul Mahler and Chris Nolan, assistant chiefs.
Originally published: Long Islander News: Half Hollow Hills (Thursday, June 12, 2014; A5)