Police: Car slams into two homes, parked car before overturning in Oceanside

Officials say both homes are structurally unsound and have been condemned.

News 12 Staff

Jun 22, 2023, 9:35 AM

Updated 360 days ago

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An out-of-control car drove into two houses in Oceanside, according to police.
Police say officers responded to the accident on Harvey Avenue around 10:16 p.m. Wednesday.
According to police, the vehicle struck a utility pole, collided with two homes and a parked car before overturning.
The male driver, 45, lost control of his car while driving southbound, police say.
The homes were occupied at the time, but no injuries were reported.
Both homes sustained significant structural damage. Officials say they are structurally unsound and have been condemned.
Despite that, homeowners are just grateful that no one was hurt.
"I'm very grateful that my kids are safe, and no one was injured in my family and my neighbors were safe and no one was injured," said Franco Visone.
Doorbell camera video from a neighbor shows a bright flash after the car brought down power lines, which cut power to the neighborhood. Power has since been restored to the block.
"My electricity went out for a little while and then it came back on," said Mary Ann, who lives nearby.
Matthew Rickman, who lives two doors down from the homes that were hit, says he often sees people speeding down Harvey Avenue.
"We've lived here for 28 years, I'm surprised something like this hasn't happened before," Rickman says. "Cars are always flying down the block."
The driver and female passenger, 37, were transported to a hospital for further evaluation and treatment of their injuries.
Nassau County police say an investigation is ongoing.


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