Two Patchogue women were critically injured in a car accident in East Patchogue Sunday morning in a crash that sent six to the hospital, Suffolk County Police said.
The driver of the car the women were riding in, Jorge Solorzano-Guzman, of Bellport, is charged with driving while intoxicated following the 9:30 a.m. crash at the intersection of Woodside Avenue and Patchogue-Yaphank Road, police said.
Solorzano-Guzman, 24, was driving a 2002 Mitsubishi eastbound on Woodside Avenue when he drove through a red light at the intersection, police said.
The Mitsubishi was struck by a 2001 Honda, driven by Paul Raia, 28, of Calverton, who was headed south on Patchogue-Yaphank Road, police said.
Erika Perez Nivelo, 19, a rear-seat passenger in the Mitsubishi, was transported to while Diana Matute Delgado, 22, was transported to Stony Brook University Medical Center via a police helicopter. Both Patchogue women are being treated for serious injuries, police said.
A third passenger in the Mitsubishi, Enrique Delabarrera, 18, of Bellport, sustained minor injures and was charged with making a punishable false written statement for initially claiming to be the driver of the Mitsubishi, police said.
Raia and two of his passengers were transported to Brookhaven Hospital where they were treated for minor injuries, police said.
Solorzano-Guzman was treated for non-life threatening injuries at Brookhaven. He will be arraigned on a DWI charge Monday at First District Court in Central Islip.
Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed this crash to contact the Fifth Squad at 631-854-8552.
It's been a dangerous weekend on Patchogue roads. A Patchogue man was by a car Friday night while standing on West Avenue.