Monday, March 9, 2009

So What Happened On Saturday?

Police Officer Richard Steck and Officer Thomas Daley were responding to an emergency call with their lights and sirens on, when they collided with a UD box truck on the intersection of William Floyd Parkway and Flintlock Drive in Shirley at 4:15 p.m. After hitting the police cruiser, the truck spun and collided into a 2006 Acura that was stopped at a red light on Flintlock Drive.

The engine compartment of the police cruiser went on fire with Officer Steck still inside the vehicle. A Good Samaritan extinguished the fire with a fire extinguisher.

Officer Steck was airlifted to Stony Brook University Medical Center for non-life threatening injuries. Officer Daley and the woman in the Acura were taken to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center where they were treated and released for minor injuries. The driver, Glaydson Oliveira, 27, of Manhattan, and a passenger in the box truck were not injured.

Oliveira was issued a summons for Aggravated Unlicensed Operation 2nd Degree.


Anonymous said...

It is a travesty that the Suffolk County Police Dept. did not arrest this individual. I was also recently hit by a vehicle with an un-licenced driver, 23 years old, spoke no english, and had his girlfriend and an infant in the car. The car was registered in North Carolina - this is done because that state does not require a social security number when registering. (This information was given to me by the officers at the scene). I also felt that an arrest was warranted for endandering the welfare of a child, but did not raise a stink, because my better half had to go to the hospital.
This needs to end - at the very least, we should have the authority to sue the state of N.C. for allowing this practice. I'm hispanic, and hate to say this, but if a car with N.C. plates and an hispanic male are driving, I'll bet you anything that person has no license, or green card, so be careful!