A Ridge man died after his taxicab struck a parked car on Colgate Ave. in Port Jefferson Station on Friday night, Suffolk County police said.
Police said Jason Adams, 33, was driving a 2005 Ford around 7:52 p.m. last night while working for Lindy’s, a local taxicab service. Adams was driving in Port Jefferson Station when his cab collided with a vehicle that was parked in a driveway on Colgate Ave. Cops said the force of the collision caused the parked car to careen into a garage and strike another vehicle.
On Saturday, pieces of the scene remained. A mangled SUV was left in the driveway of the home. The old garage door, smashed to pieces was on the front lawn. Bloodied medical gloves were in the street in front of the home on a dead end street. Examiner.com attempted to speak with the homeowner, but no one answered the door when a reporter visited the scene Saturday afternoon.
Sixth Precinct patrol officers rushed to the scene and removed Adams from the taxi. The officers administered rescue efforts until emergency crews from the Terryville Fire Department arrived to the scene. Adams was taken to John T. Mather Memorial Hospital in Port Jefferson, where he died a short time later.
Police said they believe Adams may have “experienced a medical event,” causing the crash. There were no passengers in the taxi at the time of the accident. The vehicle was impounded by police for a safety inspection and an investigation by detectives remains ongoing.