Lakeland (NY) Crews Respond to Vehicle into Home with Entrapment


Photos, video, and information from Bryan Lopez

On March 23, 2021, the Lakeland (NY) Fire Department was activated for a motor vehicle accident with a reported vehicle into a house on Seusing Boulevard.

Upon arrival, commanding units were met with a vehicle half into the structure and advised of a driver and a child passenger trapped. First-arriving crews stabilized the vehicle, then went to work alongside Suffolk County Police Emergency Service units to free the trapped victims.

The driver was partially out of the door, wedged between the structure and vehicle. Crews used airbags, lifting the vehicle enough to free the driver. The driver of the vehicle was then airlifted to Stony Brook Hospital; the child passenger was transported by ground via a Lakeland Fire Department ambulance. Both patients had nonlife-threatening injuries.

Commanding units requested a fire marshal and town building inspector to the scene due to the extensive damage of the home, which was luckily unoccupied at the time of the accident.

Suffolk County Police say a woman and her six-year old daughter were driving out of their driveway when the driver traveled across the street, onto the front lawn, and partially into her neighbor’s home.

Neighbors say the incident was caused by the woman’s shoe getting stuck.

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