For Immediate Release
Saturday, September 23, 2017
Incident: Woman Seriously Injured When Struck by Unoccupied Army Reserve Humvee
Location: Pennysaver Amphitheater at Bald Hill, Farmingville, New York
Date/Time: Saturday, September 23, 2017 at approximately 5:10

Suffolk County Police Sixth Squad detectives are investigating an incident during which a woman was seriously injured when she was struck by an unoccupied United States Army Reserve Humvee at a festival in Farmingville today.


A Humvee on display, parked on an incline, at the Long Island Bacon Bash at the Pennysaver Amphitheater, came out of gear and rolled approximately 30 feet and struck Suzette Lamonica, pinning her between the vehicle and a food trailer.


Lamonica, 46, of 328 South Country Road, Brookhaven, was transported by Farmingville Fire Department to Stony Brook University Hospital where she was admitted for treatment of serious leg and arm injuries.


Richard Gherardi, 30, of 9 Rutland Road, East Hampton, who was inside the trailer struck by the Humvee, was burned by cooking oil and was transported to Stony Brook University Hospital for treatment. 


Two other women suffered minor injuries and refused medical attention at the scene.


The Humvee was impounded for a safety check and the investigation is continuing. Detectives are asking anyone with information on this incident to call the Sixth Squad at 631-854-8652.

Authority: Timothy D. Sini, Commissioner 17-559952
Suffolk County Police Department

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