21-year-old critically hurt in West Islip crash

Posted: Updated:

A West Islip man was critically injured when his car slammed into a concrete pillar under a Sunrise Highway overpass.

It happened around 3 a.m. on Udall Road in West Islip.

The 21-year-old driver, identified as Brandon Johnson, was heading north when he lost control of the Dodge Charger and slammed into the pillar.

He was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital, where he's listed in critical but stable condition.

The area where the crash happened was littered with car parts, including a section of the windshield, a rear-view mirror, and the car's center console. Crews were later seen removing the debris.

"You look at the car, it's really bad. You'd think the person didn't survive," said one passerby.

It's not clear why the driver lost control of the vehicle. Investigators say he was alone in the car and no other vehicles were involved in the crash.

Anyone with information about the accident is asked to call the Suffolk Police Department's Third Squad at 631-854-8352.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."