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Car smashes through New Hyde Park firehouse

A car smashed through the bay doors of the New Hyde Park firehouse Monday night at around 7:20 p.m. after colliding with another car, the fire chief said.

The female driver of the car was taken to a hospital by EMS workers at the firehouse, Chief Steven Waldron said.

"A vehicle was involved in an accident and then came crashing through our firehouse doors into the fire truck," Waldron said. He said no one was in the garage when the car, which he said was a compact, crashed into the building on Jericho Turnpike.

"We heard a loud bang and then a second loud bang," Waldron said of the initial accident and the crash into the firehouse that followed.

Firehouse personnel removed the driver from the car in less than 10 minutes, he said.

"As soon as she went through the doors," firefighters began the rescue, he said.

The door will need an emergency repair and the bumper of a fire truck was damaged, as was the front end of the driver's car, he said.

The driver of the other vehicle did not require assistance, he said.

Waldron said he couldn't comment on the driver's condition. Nassau police said they had no information on the crash.

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