Teenager killed and a 20year old man in critical condition after a high speed car collision in Medford.
17 year old Nicholas Luongo from Medford perished in a terrible crash on a Monday night at an infamous Woodside Avenue stretch.
The owner of the car, Christopher Vogel also from Medford, that Nicholas was driving is still in a life-threatening condition at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital.
Both victims were ejected from the 2003 Honda when it crossed the double-yellow lines on Woodside Avenue before slamming into an oncoming 2002 Mercedes-Benz. Police could not be sure of who was really driving of Vogel’s car.
Suffolk County Police detective Sgt. Bryan McMenemy had said that the Honda was driving at a very high speed. He said that half of the car was thrown off into a person’s front lawn whilst the other half was in another front lawn, three houses away. He added that the car just basically exploded.
Brett Brown from East Patchogue, the 46 year old driver of the Honda, sustained minor injuries.
Steve Lutz, a 17 year old resident near the area of accident and “best friend” of Nicholas, had said that he heard of the accident but was not aware that his friend was involved in the accident.
Nicholas just graduated last month at Patchogue Medford High School had just come back from a vacation at Bahamas, according to his friends.
Nicholas, a former varsity lacrosse and football player, had just had a graduation party on Saturday.
Bengal Conroy, president of the Patchogue-Medford Youth Football Cheerleading Lacrosse league, said that Nicholas and Vogel were great kids and no kid ever deserved what had happened to them.
Woodside Avenue is a 50 mph limited area but police and residents say that speeders usually go at around 80 to 90 mph and in result, a list of fatal accidents in the recent years, which mainly involves the youth.
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