4-year-old girl seriously injured in Suffolk County car accident


NORTH AMITYVILLE, LONG ISLAND, NY – Police on Long Island say a two-car crash left a young girl hospitalized last week.

According to a Suffolk County Police Department news release, the accident happened Wednesday night at the intersection of Broadway and West Smith Street in North Amityville.

Detectives said a Toyota Prius had been going south on Broadway and was stopped at a red light at about 11:45 p.m. when it was struck from behind by an Infiniti.  A 4-year-old girl who was a passenger in the Toyota was seriously injured and taken to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip. Her injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.

The driver of the Toyota, 29-year-old David Hernandez-Martinez, and the 4-year-old’s mother, 21-year-old Karen Hernandez-Gomez, were hospitalized with minor injuries. Both are Amityville residents.

The driver of the Infiniti, 37-year-old Cheresse Myers of Brooklyn, also sustained minor injuries.

The accident is under investigation by detectives with the Suffolk County Police First Squad. Both of the vehicles involved were impounded for safety checks.

Anyone with information about the crash was asked to contact Suffolk County Police.

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