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Huntington Station Man Seriously Hurt in Crash, Charged With DWI

Shane McAdams, 19, suffers serious injuries in early morning crash, police say.

Huntington Manor firefighters work at Melville Road crash. Photo Credit: Steve Silverman
Huntington Manor firefighters work at Melville Road crash. Photo Credit: Steve Silverman
A 19-year-old Huntington Station man is in the hospital with serious injuries following a single-car crash on Melville Road early Thursday morning, police said. 

Shane McAdams was driving a 2000 Ford Mustang south on Melville Road in South Huntington when he apparently lost control of the vehicle, which crossed over the northbound lane and overturned onto the lawn of a residence at 12:17 a.m., police said. 

The crash trapped McAdams in the vehicle and he was rescued with the assistance of members of the Huntington Manor Fire Department and police officers from the Emergency Service Section, police said. Firefighters used heavy rescue "Jaws of Life" tools to extricate the man.

He was transported via Suffolk County Police helicopter to Stony Brook University Hospital where he is being treated for serious injuries that are not considered life threatening.

McAdams was charged with driving while intoxicated and will be arraigned at a later date. 

The investigation is continuing and detectives are asking anyone with information on this crash to call the Second Squad at 631-854-8252 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.

About 30 Huntington Manor firefighters were on the scene, under the command of Chief Fred Steenson, Jr., and Assistant Chiefs Frank McQuade and Jon Hoffmann.

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