Jeep Strikes Tree, Flips On Side

By Janee Law

jlaw@longislandergroup.com

 

Melville Fire Department and Suffolk police work on a black Jeep Patriot Saturday morning after the driver struck a tree on Wintergreen Drive and the vehicle overturned. Photo by Steve Silverman

Melville Fire Department and Suffolk police work on a black Jeep Patriot Saturday morning after the driver struck a tree on Wintergreen Drive and the vehicle overturned. Photo by Steve Silverman

A Jeep overturned in Melville early Saturday after the driver struck a tree, fire officials said.

Suffolk police and the Melville Fire Department responded to the crash on Wintergreen Drive around 10 a.m.

Officials said the driver of the black Jeep Patriot, a young woman, escaped serious injuries and was transported by the Melville Fire Department Rescue Squad to Huntington Hospital for treatment.

Assistant Chief Paul Mahler operated the rescue for Melville Fire Department, which dispatched an ambulance, first responder, paramedic and fire police unit.