TODAY'S PAPER
Overcast 55° Good Morning
Overcast 55° Good Morning
Long IslandNassau

Cops: Nassau police officer seriously injured in red-light crash

A Nassau County police officer was in critical condition after he was injured when his vehicle was broadsided by a car that ran a red light in Woodbury, authorities said on Sept. 23, 2016. The crash occurred after a 2010 Volkswagen Jetta heading north on Yukon Drive drove through a red light, hitting the side of the officer’s unmarked 2010 black Ford Crown Victoria, which was heading east on Woodbury Road, police said. (Credit: Jim Staubitser)

A Nassau County police inspector was seriously injured Friday afternoon when his vehicle was broadsided by a car that ran a red light in Woodbury, authorities said.

Det. Lt. Richard LeBrun, commanding officer of Nassau’s Public Information Office, said the crash, which occurred shortly before 1 p.m., was caused after a 2010 Volkswagen Jetta heading north on Yukon Drive drove through a red light, hitting the side of the inspector’s unmarked black 2010 Ford Crown Victoria that was heading east on Woodbury Road.

The inspector had the green light when the crash occurred, LeBrun said. The impact shattered his windshield and caused the air bags to deploy, he said.

The inspector’s name was not released, but sources identified him as Robert Psoinas, commanding officer of the Second Precinct.

Acting Nassau Police Commissioner Thomas Krumpter said the inspector was taken to Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow. Krumpter and Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano went to NUMC Friday afternoon, Mangano spokesman Brian Nevin said.

A hospital spokeswoman said Friday night the inspector was in critical but stable condition.

The driver of the Jetta, a 36-year-old Woodbury man, also was taken by ambulance to a hospital, LeBrun said.

Latest Long Island News

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to Newsday is free for Optimum customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE