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Hauppauge FD-Car slams into building on Veterans Highway

January 23, 2024, 0659 hours. The Hauppauge Fire Department and Central Islip Hauppauge Ambulance were alerted for a report of a vehicle into a building at 586 Veterans Highway. Units arrive to find that the female operator of a 2019 Nissan SUV accelerated over the sidewalk, stopping inside Shah’s Halal Food. The driver was not injured and the restaurant was not open. Damage was not structural. Islip Town Fire Marshals and a building inspector were called to the scene. Assistant Chief Mendola operated with 3-8-9. Photos courtesy of 3-8-40.