A male and female driver were both rushed to the hospital Friday morning after they were involved in a crash on Ocean Avenue near the Malverne-Lynbrook border.
Lynbrook and Malverne Police, and the Lynbrook Volunteer Fire Department and EMS arrived at the scene around 9:30 a.m.
Both cars -- a green Kia and a black Mercedes -- had partially left the roadway and hit two separate small trees on the northbound side of Ocean Avenue, outside the Lynbrook soccer field.
Firefighters pulled the female driver of the Kia out first, put her on a stretcher and then lifted her into a waiting Lynbrook Ambulance.
The male driver, who was trapped inside the Mercedes, was then extricated.
Both were conscious when they were transported to Mercy Medical Center with back and neck injuries, according to Lynbrook Fire Chief Anthony DeCarlo.
DeCarlo did not know what had caused the crash, but a witness at the scene said the driver of the Mercedes pulled out of the parking lot on Ocean Avenue adjacent to Subway and attempted to make a left-hand turn. The car he was driving was a company vehicle for the Mercedes dealership on Lakeview Avenue, and he was said to be getting coffee for his co-workers from one of the stores on Ocean Avenue.
Northbound traffic was temporarily shut down on Ocean Avenue, while cars travelling southbound were allowed to pass. Rain and slick roads could have contributed to the crash.
Patch will update this story as more information comes available.