A driver and his passenger were seriously injured after the vehicle they were in struck a tree in North Bellmore on Monday afternoon, Nassau County police said.
The crash occurred about 5 p.m. on Bellmore Avenue south of Newbridge Road, police said. Officials suspect the driver had a medical episode causing him to leave the roadway and then strike a tree. Neither the driver nor passenger were identified by name. The driver, a 29-year-old man, and his passenger, a 31-year-old woman, “suffered multiple trauma injuries” and were listed in serious condition at a hospital, police said.
The crash impacted traffic in the area for hours. Police announced Monday shortly after 8:30 p.m. that the intersection where the crash occurred had been reopened.