LONG ISLAND, NY – An auto accident on Sunrise highway is going to cost store owner over $150,000 in repairs and a major loss of business this week.
Yesterday afternoon around 7 P.M, a 53 year old male driving a 2003 Ford Excursion westbound on Sunrise Highway suffered a diabetic seizure while operating his vehicle. His car lost control and crashed into Dinette Plus Furniture which is located at 4140 Sunrise Highway in Massapequa The incident caused damaged to the store front and items inside the store.
This is what it looked like from inside the store after a 53 year old male had a diabetic seizure while driving and crashed into Dinette Plus Furniture located at 4140 Sunrise Highway in Massapequa. Photo Credit Andrew Cohen.
“It sounded like a big boom.” Said store owner Benyamin Yeroshalmi who was present at the time of the accident.
Yeroshalmi contacted 911 immediately. The 53 year old had no injuries and was only shaken up from the incident.
“We tried to get him out, we called 911 and then they came and took him. I heard he’s in a better condition now.”
As the Long Island Exchange went to the scene of the accident, there was a contractor running back and forth examining the damage done to the front of the store. It was a mess. There was glass all over the pavement in the front of the store, broken chairs and tables inside all pushed together and stacked up in a big broken wood pile.
Store owner Benyamin Yeroshalmi had to border the front of his store up with wood while he waits to repair his business after the incident yesterday, June 10th. Photo Credit Andrew Cohen.
“There was a lot of damage, over $150,000 because the support on the building got very badly damaged.”
The store had to shut down for business this week because the conditions inside are very dangerous and harmful for both the employees and customers. This accident took a big toll on the business, but after repairs they will be able to open next week when the storefront is repaired and conditions inside are back to normal. The driver of the vehicle was transported to a local hospital for treatment. There were no injuries reported.
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