Brittany ComakNov 12, 2017, 9:53 amNov 13, 2017, 1:37 pm

Car smashes into Plainview home with family inside; driver dead, 3 passengers injured

NCPD are investigating the accident

Share

PLAINVIEW — A vehicle careened off Round Swam Road and smashed into a Plainview home early Sunday morning, killing the driver and injuring three passengers.

White Plains resident Peter Flores says his son and grandchildren were asleep inside the home when the car hit. He says his son immediately called him to tell him what happened.

"It’s four in the morning, and it was very unusual, so I picked up the phone and he said, 'Dad, something happened. Somebody crashed into our house,'" Flores said, describing the late-night phone call with his son.

Flores says thankfully his son and his two small grandchildren were not hurt, but they will have to move.

"Structural damage — it's not livable anymore. That's what I was told,” Flores said. “And you think about this weather; it's a very cold temperature and it's one problem on top of the other."

For now, Flores says his son’s family will have to stay in a hotel.

Police have not yet said whether drugs or alcohol were a factor in this crash and have not yet released the identities of those that were in the car.

Next-door neighbor Shula Bashkin says Round Swam Road is prone to speeding.

"They should slow down, seriously. It's really dangerous,” Bashkin said.

What's On Now & Next

Traffic

Meadowbrook Pkwy S

NORTHERN STATE PKWY - SOUTHERN STATE PKWY
South
North
5 min (Avg 59 MPH)
6 min (Avg 59 MPH)

SOUTHERN STATE PKWY

CROSS ISLAND PKWY - WANTAGH STATE PKWY
East
West
12 min (Avg 60 MPH)
11 min (Avg 61 MPH)

Northern State Pkwy W

GRAND CENTRAL PKWY - SUNNYSIDE BLVD
West
East
14 min (Avg 66 MPH)
16 min (Avg 59 MPH)

Long Island Expy E

NY-110 - EXIT 71
East
West
34 min (Avg 66 MPH)
35 min (Avg 64 MPH)

Long Island Expy W

CROSS ISLAND PKWY - NY-135
West
East
14 min (Avg 62 MPH)
15 min (Avg 58 MPH)
More Traffic »

Weather

Oyster Bay, New York
Clear
29°F