Police: Sunrise crash leaves 19-year-old woman in critical condition


A rush-hour car crash on Sunrise Highway near the Merrick LIRR station left a young woman in critical condition on Monday, Nassau County police reported.

The victim, 19, was seated in the rear of a 2004 Honda that a 20-year-old man was driving eastbound on Sunrise Highway, according to police. They said the driver was making a left turn onto Hewlett Avenue when a 2006 Hyundai traveling westbound on Sunrise Highway struck the Honda. The force of the crash propelled the Honda’s female passenger through a rear passenger door window. A Nassau County Police Department ambulance rushed her to a local hospital, where she was listed in critical condition on Monday night.

Emergency responders also brought the Honda’s driver, another 19-year-old female passenger in the car and the Hyundai’s 23-year-old female driver to a local hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

Police did not release the names of anyone involved in the crash. They said no criminality is suspected, adding that an investigation is ongoing.