FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (PIX11) — A car slammed into the kitchen of a Long Island house early Thursday, according to police, who arrested the driver for allegedly fleeing the scene.
The 2019 Volkswagen Golf launched off of Hempstead Turnpike and into a home on Stratford Green around 2:25 a.m. in Farmingdale, crashing through a kitchen wall, officials said.
Though the crash left a gaping hole in the home, still visible Thursday morning to PIX11 News’ Tom Kaminski in AIR11, no injuries to the occupants were reported.
The driver, identified by police as Calogero Messina, managed to extricate himself from the wreck, then allegedly left the scene on foot, according to police.
Messina, a 20-year-old Queens resident, was found by responding officers about a quarter-mile away on Conklin Street and taken into custody, authorities said.
Messina was brought to an area hospital for treatment of what police described as minor injuries, and charged with criminal mischief and leaving the scene of an incident. He was released with a ticket ordering him to appear in Nassau County First District Court in Hempstead on Sept. 22.