On Sunday, March 2nd, 2014 at around 1:30PM, Great Neck Vigilant Fire Company Assistant Chief Josh Forst (839) radioed to Nassau County FireCom that he had just witnessed a car-verus-tree automobile accident and requested that they notify the Manhasset-Lakeville Fire Department to respond to the Long Island Expressway south service road just west of New Hyde Park Road. Deputy Chief Candan (8704) was on the road and heard Assistant Chief Forst make the notification and immediately requested that M-LFD Companies 3, 5 and the Ambulance Unit be dispatched to the reported location.
Deputy Chief Candan arrived on the scene a minute later and reported that the two occupants of the vehicle had self-extricated, slowed down the response of the fire units and requested that both ambulances continue into the scene to evaluate both occupants. M-LFD Ambulances 8768, 8769 and EMS Fly Car 8799 all arrived on the scene within minutes and transported both occupants to North Shore University Hospital. All M-LFD units were released from the scene within twenty minutes by Deputy Chief Farrone (8705). Click below for additional photographs from this incident.