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Man, 85, plows into local Coram business

Vehicle Slams into Coram Business-slide0
Andrew Tetreault

On the early evening of Friday August 8, 2014, a strip mall in the Brookhaven hamlet of Coram was rocked by chaos. The Suffolk County Police Department & Coram Fire Department was notified of a reported motor vehicle accident with a car into a commercial structure. The location where the accident occurred was 1844 Route 112 at Tiny Bubbles Laundromat. Upon arrival of the first Suffolk Police Department unit, it was confirmed that a vehicle had ended up crashing into the structure. An eyewitness at the scene saw the entire accident and chain events unfold. “The gentleman was going straight and hit the curb.” “I walked over to him and I asked if he was okay.” “The next thing I knew the car was going in reserve and went right into the window of the Laundromat. Upon arrival of Coram Fire Department assistant chief, he requested a heavy rescue response from the department. Onlookers looked in disbelief as firefighters from Coram Fire Department used hydraulic powered tools to free the driver from the vehicle. The victim whose age is not known at this time was transported to a local hospital with unknown injuries. The Tiny Bubbles Laundromat and a Dry Cleaning business next door sustained moderate structural damage in the accident. It is unclear at this time what may have caused the accident to happen according to police. The scene was turned over to the Brookhaven Town Fire Marshal Office & Brookhaven Town Building Department. The investigation into the crash is ongoing.

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