NEW YORK - A driver rushing a gunshot victim to a Long Island hospital got into a four-car pile-up.
It happened at about 7 p.m. on Thursday, in Plainview.
Nassau County Police say 25-year-old Brian Gregg was cleaning his gun and accidentally shot a 17-year-old friend of his stepbrother in the neck.
The three jumped in a car and started racing to a hospital.
While traveling northbound on Plainview Road at the intersection of Old Country Road, they got in a crash involving three other cars.
One of the other drivers happened to be an off-duty Nassau County Police Officer. The officer, who suffered only minor injuries, called 911 and helped treat others with injuries. None is believed to be life-threatening.
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The shooting victim was listed in serious but stable condition.
Gregg, who lives in Plainview, was charged with criminal possession of a weapon. Police say he was not a licensed handgun owner.