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SUV Flips Pickup in Glen Cove

Truck's driver escapes with light injuries after Valentine Ave. accident.

One person was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries Tuesday after the pickup truck he was driving was broadsided by a Hummer SUV.

The Hummer's driver, a minor, was released to the custody of his father following the accident, which occurred around 3:45 p.m., according to Glen Cove EMS chief Matt Venturino.

Bill Bliss, who lives around the corner on Glen Cove Ave., said he heard the collision and went to the intersection of Pearl St. and Valentine Ave., where he found the white pickup truck on its side.

He and another civilian tried getting the driver, who was conscious, out of the window, but were unsuccessful. Bliss said the driver was trying to kick out the front windshield.

"We were worried the car would go on fire," Bliss said. "He was like, 'Just get me the [expletive deleted] outta here.'"

Bliss said the driver of the Hummer was still in his vehicle.

"He was buggin' out, you know? In shock," he said. 

Venturino said the Hummer's driver refused medical attention.

The pickup's driver, also a minor, was freed through the front of the vehicle once the windshield was removed by members of the Glen Cove Volunteer Fire Department.

Several Glen Cove Police units were at the scene as well.

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Paul Long January 09, 2013 at 08:40 PM
Well as I said Chris, " unless there is more to this story". So quite likely there is and perhaps the minor you know was simply unlucky to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. Seems he was fortunate not to have more serious injuries considering he was hit with enough force to flip his truck over. Hope the other kids insurance takes care of everything! Just so frustrating to constantly see 16/17 yr olds driving vehicles that are too big and too fast for them and it so often causes the death of their passengers or others. A smaller, slower vehicle for the first 2 or 3 yrs could save lives! Again, good luck to your friend.
Nancy January 09, 2013 at 11:26 PM
All I can think is that the driver of the Hummer must have been going much faster than he should have in that area. I think you meant Glen Cove Ave. and not Glen Cove Rd. for Mr. Bliss who lives around the corner.
Micah Danney January 10, 2013 at 01:59 AM
Correction made, thanks Nancy :)
Konrad January 10, 2013 at 04:28 PM
Well Paul lets think if the driver of the white pick up had a smaller car then the hummer would have driven over the top and then there would have been a death. That beutiful pick up saved his life
Paul Long January 12, 2013 at 04:49 AM
Interesting Konrad, but then perhaps he would have been better served by a bigger pick-up truck, like one with dual wheels on rear axle, then he wouldn't have gotten flipped over and would have had no injuries! Look, my main point is 16, 17 y/old drivers should not be given large, and or fast vehicles by their parents as they just dont have enough driving experience. And the larger and faster the vehicle the greater the potential for death all around. But hey that's just been my observation over the years of bringing them to hospitals, nothing scientific. So if you discover factual evidence to the contrary, then I stand corrected.

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