Woman Seriously Injured When Struck by Unoccupied Humvee at Long Island Bacon Bash

A Humvee parked on an incline came out of gear, rolled and struck Suzette Lamonica of Brookhaven, officials report.

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SCPD are investigating an incident during which a woman was struck by an unoccupied Humvee at a festival in Farmingville on Saturday, September 23.

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Farmingville, NY - September 25, 2017 - 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 on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at approximately 5:10 p.m.  
 
A Humvee on display, parked on an incline, at the Long Island Bacon Bash at the Pennysaver Amphitheater, came out of gear, rolled approximately 30 feet and struck Suzette Lamonica, pinning her between the vehicle and a food trailer.
 
Lamonica, 46, of 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 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.