Several people were arrested Wednesday after a massive brawl broke out on Sunrise Highway on Long Island after a car accident. FOX 5 NY’s Jodi Goldberg has the story.
LONG ISLAND – Three people were arrested Wednesday afternoon after getting into a brawl following a car crash on Sunrise Highway on Long Island.
According to police, two vehicles crashed near North Green Avenue around 12:35 p.m., with one, a 2010 Toyota Tundra, flipping over onto its side. A 2022 GMC Sierra was also involved.
The occupants of both vehicles, who police said both knew each other, got out of the cars and began to fight.
Five people were caught on camera swinging fists, and what appear to be pipes, after a crash left a vehicle on its side on Long Island’s Sunrise Highway.
Video captured of the scene showed two of the suspects wielding pieces of wood and swinging them at each other as the fight spilled onto the side of the roadway. The fight was eventually broken up with the help of bystanders.
Multiple people were taken to hospitals afterward for non-life-threatening injuries.
Multiple people were taken to hospitals afterward for injuries.
James O'Connor, 19, of Huntington Station, was charged with two counts of assault in the second-degree. He was also charged with leaving the scene of a crash, reckless endangerment in the second degree and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child (two children were inside his vehicle at the time of the crash). His vehicle was the Tundra that ended up on its side.
The fight was eventually broken up with the help of bystanders.
Patrick O'Connor, 38, of Huntington Station, was charged with two counts of assault in the second degree. A 16-year-old male was charged with two counts of assault in the second degree.
The defendants were here from England and Ireland.
No-one else has been charged in the incident. All three defendants are each being held on $100K bond.
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