A multiple-vehicle crash left a man seriously injured, and five others hospitalized with minor injuries.
According to Suffolk County Police, at around 5 a.m., the drivers of a Sunset taxi cab, a Ford Explorer and a Lindy’s taxi cab were traveling southbound on Route 231 when they apparently lost control of their vehicles (independently of one another) and struck a guardrail at the Sunrise Highway overpass in North Babylon. Minutes later, a Jeep Wrangler also traveling south on Route 231, struck the Lindy’s taxi. The Jeep was then struck by a Kia Rio, who was also traveling south on Route 231. Adding to the pileup, a Wyandanch-Wheatley Heights Ambulance, traveling in the same direction, then struck the Jeep and the Kia. Making matters worse, the ambulance also struck the drivers, who were outside inspecting the damages to their vehicles.
The driver of the Jeep, Scott Robb, 38, of North Babylon was airlifted to Stony Brook University Medical Center and was listed in critical condition. The driver of the Kia, Michael Liccesse, 45 of West Meadow, was was rushed to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip and listed in stable condition.
The driver of the ambulance, Anthony Maiello, 48, of North Babylon was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries. A one-year-old patient that was being transported in the ambulance at the time of the collision suffered minor lacerations and was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center. The boy’s parents, Armand Lamorissieri, 28, and Graceshell Eaton, 23, both of Wyandanch, were also treated at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center for minor injuries.
The driver of the Sunset taxi, Davion Morris, 32, of Brentwood, the driver of the Ford Explorer, Vera Miller, 37, of Coram and the driver of the Lindy’s taxi, Stuart Meyers, 54, of Babylon, were not injured.
The Jeep, Kia and ambulance were impounded for safety checks and the investigation is continuing.