Four Injured in Malverne Crash Near Farm

Car comes close to hitting historic Grossmann house.

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.

bubbysmom4ever July 16, 2011 at 07:40 PM
In my day to day errands I am shocked and truly angered at how other drivers conduct themsleves behind the wheel- blatant disregard for other drivers on the road, not to mention the law, I feel not only are drivers rude, but the trend appears to be taking a turn towards outright aggressiveness and bullying. The speed limit in our neighborhoods is 30mph at the most- especially on Friday and Saturday when children are playing outside, and worshipers walk to temple- cars tailgate, honk, flash their lights and yell - turn right on red and run stop signs. Unfortunately, it takes a fatal or near-fatal accident for people to slow down- only lasts a few days, though. It's time the bully's and law breakers are caught and held accountable- SLOW DOWN. No life is worth an extra 10mph.
Paul July 16, 2011 at 09:23 PM
And this is what happens when a third party comes in, takes over the farm, and renames it. It should just be Grossmann's Farm! They're lucky the cars didn't crash through it! KARMA!
Danielle July 17, 2011 at 05:00 AM
Ridiculous comments! get a grip people. What a couple of self centered whiners. Do ya think the people in the car were having a great day? Did you consider How (I don't know maybe) their point of veiw relates to the "Accident". Didn't realize we lived in a perfect world.Hope the people involved are OK.
pennie July 17, 2011 at 11:41 AM
As a member of the farm sub-committee I am appalled to think that our name change had anything to do with this accident. Our best wishes go out to the 4 people that were injured for a speedy recovery.And I hope for healing for small minded people that thing our new name brought about this :bad karma". The only thing the farm will bring on is fabulous vegetables,and the privilege we have to respect our land and community!
PB684 July 18, 2011 at 12:50 AM
And what about the fact that the farm stood vacant for three years before "a third party" came in to rescue the land and keep it the landmark that we all love...what does the name have to do with it as long as we keep it open farm land for all to enjoy? The Grossmanns sold it...I don't think they even want their name on it any more!


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