Snowplow causes damage to East Islip car dealership

An East Islip car dealer says a snowplow damaged cars in his lot Saturday morning in an incident caught on surveillance cameras.



Mike Sheehan, of A No. 1 Autos, says snow, ice and street debris were hauled onto his lot of cars during three passes along Sunrise Highway. The damage to at least seven cars cost him $5,000 after his insurance deductible.



He says the video also appears to show a customer having to duck and cover from being struck by debris.



"My main concern is one day someone is going to get really hurt or maybe even killed," says Sheehan.



Sheehan says snowplows have been damaging cars in the lot for 10 years. He is hoping the state Department of Transportation will reimburse him for the damages incurred on Saturday.



The state DOT issued a written statement saying that it was "looking into the matter." Sheehan says a claims rep from the DOT told him they want to study video of the snowplow incidents in an effort to pinpoint the driver.


sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 5 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login, create an account or subscribe to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."