‘A scary situation.’ Lindenhurst man pulls toddler from car after alleged drunk driver crash

It happened on Grand Avenue Friday, where the family says they were getting ready for bed when they heard a bang, followed by a child’s cries.

News 12 Staff

Aug 6, 2023, 4:21 PM

Updated 323 days ago


It was a scary moment for a Lindenhurst family after an alleged drunk driver with his young son in the car crashed into their car parked right outside their house.
It happened Friday night on Grand Avenue.
Francesca Mocera and her fiancé Nicholas Mayers were getting ready for bed when they heard a bang, followed by a child’s cries.
“You could hear the kid crying in the back, I jumped on top of the car, I was on the back passenger door, pulled out the 2-year-old, handed him off to one of the neighbors that came out. I was able to get the father out also,” Mayers said.
Adam Mularczuk, 46, of Lindenhurst, was arrested and charged with aggravated DWI with a child. His 2-year-old son was treated for minor injuries.
Mocera said the toddler seemed terrified.
“My chest was really hurting for this little boy. Really a scary situation,” she said. “My kids were sleeping, but I just wanted to go pick them up and hug them. It was really a traumatizing situation.”
"He was screaming. You thought this kid was dying. You never heard a scream like that," Mayers recalled. "I've got two kids of my own. I just did what I would want someone to do if it was my kids."
According to court records, Mularczuk pleaded not guilty at his arraignment in Central Islip and was released.
A News 12 Long Island crew knocked on the door at Mularczuk's house on Sunday, but no one answered.
News 12 Long Island also reached out to Mularczuk's attorney but did not hear back.
The family said they’re now left to deal with thousands of dollars in damages to their vehicle.
Mayers said this crash was not the first on his block.
"I've lived here 28 years, and this was probably the eighth or ninth serious accident. The third car to flip over right in front of my house," he said.

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