Car Crashes on Farmingville Road, Catches Fire

The single-vehicle crash happened early Monday morning in Ridgefield.

At 12:30 a.m on Monday, a vehicle travelling “at a dangerous speed” lost control of his vehicle at the intersection of Farmingville Road and New Road, sending the vehicle off-road and into trees where it subsequently caught fire, according to reports.

The arrived and extinguished the fire. The driver, identified as Matthew Nilson, 32, of North Street, Ridgefield, was not injured in the crash, reports state.

“Several trees on Ridgefield open space destroyed,” the report notes under the property damage section.

Police charged Nilson with reckless driving; his car was towed due to “excessive damage” according to police reports.

Last month, a man his vehicle on Farmingville Road.

Eileen September 05, 2012 at 03:46 PM
I'm sorry people have been injured or have died recently with these accidents. However, people just drive too fast for the road, or follow too closely (tail gate) around here. Do people remember how to drive safely anymore? I had a incident recently where I stopped for a red light. The car behind me slammed on his brakes, leaned on his horn and yelled out his window, "Why did you stop? You could have gone!" WTF? So we're not supposed to stop for red lights now? SMH.....
Kathleen September 06, 2012 at 04:13 AM
I see MANY people on their cell phones. Guess they think that they won't cause an accident. I hope it doesn't happen.....but if they hit a tree that's ok with me....maybe they'll learn.
Cameron Barry December 01, 2012 at 12:53 AM
Oh my god. Is he OK??
Roget December 01, 2012 at 03:26 AM
Satisfying bad driving story from today. There were cars waiting at the light on Main Street. Third car in the line is some guy who's better than the rest of us. He decides he waited long enough at the red light, so pulls into the oncoming traffic lane and drives along until he gets to Catoonah, where he turns and heads towards the post office. What a bozo. He didn't quite realize the car waiting in line immediately behind him was a cop, a very alert cop who watches the whole thing and then turns on his siren. Very satisfying to see the selfish driver busted. Good job RPD.
oldtimer December 01, 2012 at 01:20 PM
ROGET! I would have led the cheering section if privvy to that a------s' stunt! Love stories like that. Ah, yes! The entitled!


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