The Smithtown Fire Department was toned out for a 16-23 (Ambulance Requested/Motor Vehicle Accident) at 08:52 (8:52am) on October 5 with the location of a pond on Route 25A and Summerset Drive.
Upon arrival Smithtown Chief of Department Murphy (4-2-30) observed a vehicle in a pond at the location with a female driver trapped. He immediately upgraded the call to a heavy rescue/water rescue.
Arriving on scene to extricate the driver were Smithtown Rescue 4-2-9 and the Kings Park Fire Department Dive Team arriving in their Rescue 4-1-9.
The Smithtown Fire Department deployed their water rescue inflatable boat into the pond with Kings Park Fire Department divers attending to the driver. Divers extricated the driver to the boat.
The driver was transported to St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center by Kings Park Ambulance with no report on condition at this time.
A secondary search of the area for any possible additional victims proved negative.
During the alarm, with 25A closed to conduct the operation, an emergency patient in a private car was attempting to access the road to go to the emergency room at St. Catherine of Siena. Smithtown Fire Police sent the driver of the car, escorted by Suffolk County Police, to the scene of the accident. A Smithtown Fire Department ambulance at the scene did an intercept and brought the patient to the hospital.
The cause of the incident is under investigation by the Suffolk County Police Department.
On scene were Smithtown Chiefs 4-2-30, 4-2-31, 4-2-33, Smithtown Rescue 4-2-9 and 4-2-10A, Engine 5, Ambulance 4-2-62 and Fire Police 4-2-10
Kings Park Fire Department Rescue 4-1-9, Ambulance 4-1-61, Dive Squad and Fire Police.
Also on scene were Suffolk County Police Department Emergency Services.