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Westbury, Long Island accident leaves 2 dead
WESTBURY (WABC) -- Nassau County Police are investigating a double fatal accident on Old Country Road in Westbury.
Eyewitness News has learned a mother and her young son died in the accident. The father, who was driving the car survived.
"The father was calling for his wife and child and neither of them answered back," said eyewitness Philip Bogdos.
Nick Bogdos owns Majestic Diner, which sits almost directly across from where the Mitsubishi Galant veered off of Old Country Road just before noon on Sunday.
"This stays in my head for the rest of my life, never thought I would see something like this," said Nick.
Nick owns Majestic Diner, which sits almost directly across from where the Mitsubishi Galant veered off of Old Country Road just before noon on Sunday.
Nick's daughter, Christina Kanakis was behind the register in the diner, when she looked outside and saw the vehicle hit the tree.
"The car bounced up and bounced down to the right," said Christina.
Christina called 911 and Nick and Philip came to help. Eyewitnesses say the man was bleeding, but was alert and dazed. The woman, believed to be his wife, was sitting next to him.
"The dashboard came all the way inside and crushed his legs, and crushed the wife," added Nick.
Both men then focused on the little boy, who was strapped in his booster seat, sitting behind the driver.
"He was with his head down, for one second his head came up, raised his head and boom, he went down," said Nick.
It is moment that the family tells Eyewitness News will forever haunt them
"Considering I have two small children at home, six and twelve, it is hard to see," says Philip, "no parent should ever have to see this, it makes you want to run home and kiss your kids."
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