Selden, NY- A Long Island mom was transported to the hospital Thursday night after an alleged drunk driver, pinned her in between her and her son’s vehicle. The accident happened on the side of Boyle Road in Selden around 10pm. Police say the mom, identified as Nancy Mortello, 51, of Selden, was helping her son, who had broken down on the side of the road at the time of the crash. Police say the alleged drunk driver, crashed into Mortello’s car, pinning her in between her vehicle and her son’s and then kept going. Mortello was transported to a local hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries. Her son and a female passenger of his vehicle also sustained injuries described as minor and were taken to the hospital.
Shaunakaye Vazquez, 39, of Selden, was charged with Driving While Intoxicated and Leaving the Scene of an Accident with Serious Injury. She is being held overnight and is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on April 1.
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