A 19-year-old woman was able to break free from her Hyundai Elantra before it was fully engulfed in flames just after noon on Saturday, April 2, in Commack.
The woman struck a tree while driving on Verleye Avenue, causing the car to overturn and eventually catch fire.
Emergency responders from the Commack Fire Department, Commack Volunteer Ambulance Corps, and Suffolk County Police Department responded to the crash near Lefferts Avenue. The Commack Fire Department responded with three engines and a heavy rescue truck.
Firefighters quickly extinguished the flames and used foam to cover the spilled gasoline.
The Commack Volunteer Ambulance Corps transported the teenager to Huntington Hospital.