The driver of a car that crashed into a tree and overturned, pinning him in the wreckage, was later arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated, police said.
The single-car crash occurred on Melville Road near Reynolds Street in South Huntington at about 12:15 a.m. Thursday, Suffolk County police said.
Police said the driver, identified as Shane McAdams, 19, of 23 Luther Place, South Huntington, was removed from the wreckage of his 2000 Ford Mustang and transported via police helicopter to Stony Brook University Hospital for treatment of serious, but non-life-threatening, injuries. He was arrested at the hospital and charged with DWI, police said.
He faces arraignment at a later date, police said.
Police said the Mustang driven by McAdams was southbound on Melville Road when he "apparently lost control" of the vehicle, crossed into the northbound lane, crashed into a tree -- and overturned on the lawn of a home.
Fire officials said volunteers from the Huntington Manor Fire Department, under the command of Fire Chief Fred Steenson Jr., as well as the Huntington Community First Aid Squad, responded to the scene -- and that firefighters used the heavy rescue Jaws of Life device to extricate McAdams from the wreckage.
Police said the investigation into the accident is continuing and are asking anyone with information about the crash to call Second Squad detectives at 631-854-8252 or Crime Stoppers at 800-220-TIPS. All calls will remain confidential.