Driver Injured Himself and His Three Passengers in the Process
Suffolk County Police arrested a man after he crashed a stolen vehicle into a West Babylon house early in the morning of September 1.
First Precinct officers observed a 2021 Honda traveling at a high rate of speed on Route 109, near Feustal Street, in West Babylon. Officers attempted to pull over the vehicle and the driver fled. The driver, an 18-year-old homeless man, traveled at a high rate of speed, drove through red lights and into oncoming traffic. he then lost control of the vehicle, which struck the home located at 1 Hamlin Ave. in West Babylon at 2:54 a.m. No one inside the home was injured.
The 18-year-old was transported to Good Samaritan University Hospital in West Islip for treatment of serious injuries. His male passengers, 18, of Bay Shore, 15, of Islip, and 15, of Bay Shore, were all transported to Good Samaritan University Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
The male was charged with three counts of first-degree reckless endangerment, third-degree criminal possession of stolen property, fourth-degree criminal mischief, unlawful fleeing a police officer and reckless driving. He was also issued multiple summonses for vehicle and traffic law violations.