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Video: Major fight erupts after car crash on highway

Police car with lights. (Dreamstime/TNS)
December 22, 2023

A major fight took place Wednesday after two vehicles were involved in a crash on Long Island in New York, leading to the arrest of three individuals.

Police told Fox5 NY that the fight began after two vehicles crashed at roughly 12:35 p.m. on Wednesday near North Green Avenue, resulting in a 2010 Toyota Tundra being flipped on its side. The other vehicle involved in the crash was a 2022 GMC Sierra.

Video footage from Wednesday’s incident shows how the drivers emerged from both vehicles after the crash and began fighting each other. The police told Fox5 NY the two individuals claimed that they knew each other.

As the video footage shows a closer view of the fight, one of the men is seen using a stick to hit the other man. While the two men continue to fight, a third male individual in an orange shirt can be seen coming from behind the crashed vehicle and entering the fight. The third individual also used a stick during the fight.

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As the brawl continued, a total of six individuals participated in the fight, which took place in the highway median before bystanders were eventually able to successfully break up the fight.

Fox5 NY reported that three of the individuals in the fight were arrested and were charged with second-degree assault.

According to Fox5 NY, 19-year-old James O’Conner received two charges of second-degree assault, one charge for leaving a crash scene, one charge for second-degree reckless endangerment, and two charges for endangering a child’s welfare. During the crash, two children were inside O’Conner’s vehicle, according to Fox5 NY.

Additionally, 38-year-old Patrick O’Conner and a 16-year-old minor received two charges of second-degree assault. Fox5 NY reported that the individuals who were charged for their participation in the violent street fight were from England and Ireland.

According to Fox5 NY, each of the three individuals charged in Wednesday’s fight was held with a $100,000 bond. None of the other individuals involved in the fight were charged.

Fox5 NY also reported that multiple individuals were transported to local hospitals due to non-life-threatening injuries.