LONG ISLAND, NY – Suffolk County Police Fourth Squad detectives are investigating a motor vehicle crash that seriously injured a teenaged passenger last night.
Robert Mangum, 21, of Deer Park, who was driving a 2010 Nissan GTR, was traveling westbound on the LIE in the vicinity of Exit 60 at approximately 10:20 p.m., when he apparently lost control of the vehicle, struck the center median, and then crossed over to the right shoulder where his vehicle collided with the guardrail.
Robert Mangum, 21 and Ryan Brennan, 17, who was in the back seat of the 2010 Nissan GTR pictured above were rushed to Stony Brook University Hospital after their vehicle struck the center median while traveling westbound on the LIE near Exit 60. Police say Brennan was airlifted to the hospital with brain injuries. (Credit: Newsday; Christopher Sabella)
Ryan Brennan, 17, of Deer Park, who was a passenger in the back seat of the vehicle, suffered a brain injury and was transported via Suffolk County Police helicopter to Stony Brook University Hospital where he is listed in serious condition. Mangum and a male front seat passenger were transported via ambulance to Stony Brook University Hospital where they were treated and released.
The vehicle was impounded for a safety check and the investigation is continuing.
Detectives are asking anyone with information about the crash to contact the Fourth Squad at 631-854-8452or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.
The fact that a defendant has been charged with a crime is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty. Defendants are entitled to a fair trial with the burden on the prosecution to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
Disclaimer: News articles on this site may contain opinions of the author, and if opinion, may not necessarily reflect the views of the site itself or the views of the owners of NewsLI.com, Long Island Media Inc., or Long Island Exchange®. For more information on our editorial policies please view our terms of service.