Four people were injured Saturday morning in a two-car collision at the intersection of Hempstead Avenue and Ocean Avenue in Malverne - not far from the Crossroads Farm at Grossmann's.
The accident occurred around 10:15 a.m., involving a Toyota Camry and a Chevy. Both cars suffered extensive damage and the drivers and their passengers sustained minor injuries, according to Malverne Fire Chief Daniel Morgan.
The near head-on crash caused one of the vehicles to careen onto the lawn of the historic Grossman House, coming very close to striking the home, Morgan said.
"It almost hit the house, " said Morgan, who added that only months ago the property was damaged in another auto accident. Last July, a speeding delivery truck also took out the barn next to the home, which has since been replaced.
Malverne's police, volunteer ambulance corp and fire department were all on the scene, but the injured were able to escape their vehicles on their own. The firefighters applied Speedy Dry to the road to neutralize some of the flammable fluids that had leaked from the cars.