Police Chase Ends With Crash in West Hempstead

Mustang strikes fence on Mulberry Lane Thursday as driver allegedly tries to flee police.

The driver of a Mustang slammed into a fence that runs alongside the Long Island Railroad tracks in West Hempstead early Thursday after allegedly trying to flee from police.

The pursuit started on the Southern State Parkway after the driver reportedly failed to stop for a New York State Trooper. He then allegedly tried to escape the police by exiting the parkway and cutting around a few residential streets in West Hempstead.

But the chase came to an abrupt end around 1:20 a.m. on Mulberry Lane, a dead end.

"He ran out of road ... and crashed into the LIRR fence at the dead end," Lakeview Fire Chief Heather Senti told Patch. 

The driver then attempted to back up and rammed into a patrol car. Numerous other New York State Troopers and Nassau County Police responded to the scene, and the was called in to attend to the injured.

The driver of the Mustang --  a white male who appeared to be in his late 30s or early 40s -- sustained traumatic injuries from the crash. His face and chest were covered in blood, but he was stable as Lakeview firefighters transported him to Mercy Medical Center in Rockville Centre.

Lakeview also treated two NYS Troopers for lacerations. Both were taken to Mercy as well, one via a Lakeview ambulance and the other by way of a NYS Troopers vehicle.

It's not known at this time if any charges were filed.

Patch will continue to update this story as new information becomes available.


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