A Calverton man was involved in a two-car crash Sunday morning that was allegedly caused by a drunk driver and injured seven people in East Patchogue, Suffolk County Police said.
Police said 24-year-old Jorge Solorzano-Guzman, who was allegedly driving driving drunk, was driving a 2001 Mitsubishi eastbound on Woodside Avenue when he drove through a red light at the intersection of Patchogue-Yaphank Road about 9:30 a.m. Mr. Solrzano-Guzman of Bellport was then hit by the 2001 Honda driven by Paul Raia, 28, of Calverton who was driving south on Patchogue-Yaphank Road, according to police.
Erika Perez Nivelo, 19, a rear-seat passenger in the Mitsubishi, was taken to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital in East Patchogue where she was treated for serious injuries. Passenger Diana Matute Delgado, 22, was taken to Stony Brook University Medical Center via police helicopter where she was also treated for serious injuries.
A third passenger in the Mitsubishi, Enrique Delabarrera, 18, of Bellport, suffered minor injures and was charged with Making a Punishable False Written Statement for initially claiming that she was driving the car.
Mr. Raia and two of his passengers were taken to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital where they were treated for minor injuries.
Mr. Solorzano-Guzman was taken to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries. He was charged with DWI and will be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on Monday.