Brentwood, NY- A driver is in critical condition this morning after a single car crash overnight after he sped away from a Suffolk Police near the Long Island Expressway on Wicks Rd.

The driver, in a Honda, was heading southbound on Wicks and, according to an eyewitness, lost control and slammed into a utility pole near Sherman St.

The impact split the car into 2 large pieces and scattered debris all over the roadway.  The victim was trapped in what was left of the passenger compartment of the vehicle.  Brentwood FD heavy rescue crews and Suffolk Police Emergency Services officers were able to cut the victim free.

He was rushed to Southside Hospital via Brentwood Legion Ambulance with serious lower body injuries.  

The roadway was closed so detectives and crime scene units could conduct an accident investigation of the scene.