By Janee Law
A car crashed into a Main Street restaurant in Huntington village Monday afternoon.
Seconds before the crash, sounds of a car horn and tire screech could be heard at around 12:40 p.m. Then came the sound of a crunch when the grey Chrysler slammed into the Main Street window of Spice Village Grill at the corner of Main and Wall streets.
Ron Marinaccio, the driver of the Chrysler, said he swerved the vehicle to avoid hitting another car. Marinaccio, 48, was driving eastbound on Main Street when another driver heading westbound tried to turn onto New Street, he said.
“The guy goes to make the left because he can’t see me and when he did, man, I just hooked it to the left,” Marinaccio said.
Marinaccio’s car crossed the westbound Main Street lanes and knocked into a streetlight and crosswalk sign before coming to a rest on the sidewalk outside of Spice.
Marinaccio said he wasn’t injured and refused medical treatment even though the airbags in his car didn’t go off.
Suffolk police, the Huntington Fire Department and the Huntington Community First Aid Squad responded to the crash.
No one in the building was injured, the Town of Huntington building inspector was notified of the damage and Main Street remained open throughout the afternoon, according to police.