A young woman is lucky to be alive after she lost control of her car and crashed into a golf course sparking a huge fire Tuesday on Long Island. The blaze destroyed an entire building, which appears to be a halfway house on St. George’s Golf Course. Thankfully, nobody was injured, and the driver came out essentially unscathed after a witness helped pull her to safety.
Suffolk police say a 19-year-old woman was driving east on Sheep Pasture Road in Setauket when she lost control her 2003 Jeep Liberty on the wet pavement just after 5:30 p.m.
She struck a wooden guardrail, went through a chain-link fence and down an embankment, then crashed into the side of a building at St. George’s Golf Course, police said.
The Jeep caught fire, which quickly spread across the building, a refreshment stand that houses a bathroom, police said.
The building was destroyed. No one was in the building or on the golf course at the time.
The driver, who’s from Stony Brook, was able to crawl out of the car and was helped to safety by a good samaritan before responders arrived. She was taken to Stony Brook Hospital with bumps and bruises and is expected to be OK.