Police say a man in a Mercedes Benz convertible was speeding eastbound on Merrick Road when the accident occurred. The man in the Mercedes crashed into another vehicle, a Mazda Miata, at Oceanside Road, according to ABC 7.
The force of the crash split the Mazda Miata in half and sent one of the car’s rear tires caroming off a parked semi-truck.
According to ABC 7, the Mercedes flipped over and came to a stop after striking a utility pole. The driver of the Mercedes, Dustin B. Brandon, and his passenger suffered non-life-threatening injuries. Police arrested and charged Brandon, 27, with DWI, reckless driving, and reckless endangerment.
The driver of the Mazda sustained internal injuries and is being treated at a nearby hospital.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):