Man accused of seriously injuring girl in crash

Police say Brandon Cumberbatch, 21, of Ridge, was high on drugs when he hit a minivan in Hauppauge, seriously injuring a 7-year-old girl.

Police say Brandon Cumberbatch, 21, of Ridge, was high on drugs when he hit a minivan in Hauppauge, seriously injuring a 7-year-old girl.

Police say Brandon Cumberbatch, 21, of Ridge, was high on drugs when he hit a minivan in Hauppauge, seriously injuring a 7-year-old girl. (7/14/15)

HAUPPAUGE - A man faces charges after he allegedly struck a family's vehicle, leaving it mangled and seriously injuring a girl.

Police say Brandon Cumberbatch, 21, of Ridge, was high on drugs when he hit a minivan on Route 111 in Hauppauge at around 7:15 p.m. Monday.

A 7-year-old girl who was inside the minivan was seriously injured. She sustained a fractured skull and facial injuries. The girl's mother and brother, who were also in the minivan, sustained minor injuries.

According to police, Cumberbatch's car also veered onto the shoulder, over a curb and into the parking lot of Hauppauge Plaza, where it struck a parked car.

Cumberbatch faces charges of driving while ability impaired by drugs. 

Authorities ask anyone who may have witnessed the accident to contact them at 631-852-6555.

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