FLANDERS, LONG ISLAND, NY – Police say a woman is suspected of driving under the influence in a crash on Long Island that critically injured her daughter, Riverhead News-Review reports.
Two cars were involved in the collision Thursday in Flanders. New York State Police said 34-year-old Amy Wesolowski was pulling out of her driveway on Flanders Road in a Toyota Rav 4 when she drove into traffic and collided with a Volkswagen Tiguan.
Wesolowski’s 4-year-old daughter was in the rear seat. Bystanders pulled the child from the vehicle after the crash and a Southampton animal control officer performed CPR on her, officials said The girl was taken to Stony Brook University Hospital and listed in critical condition.
Wesolowski and the other driver, 29-year-old Sonya Fezza of Water Mill, were treated and released at Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead.
Wesolowski was arrested on several charges, including felony aggravated driving while intoxicated and endangering the welfare of a child. She was released on her own recognizance following her arraignment in Southampton Town Justice Court.
Police are investigating whether her daughter was properly secured in a booster seat in the Toyota.
A stretch of Flanders Road was closed for over four hours as New York State police and Southampton Town police investigated the crash scene.
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