Man charged in three-car wreck

Crash involved a school bus
May 15, 2008 7:22:21 PM PDT
A Huntington Station man was arrested Thursday after he caused a three-car crash that left a Huntington man seriously injured. He fled after his car struck a school bus.

Police say 30-year-old Jonathon Flower was driving a white 2004 Dodge pickup southbound on Pidgeon Hill Road in Huntington Station at 2:50 p.m. Witnesses say Flower was driving at a high rate of speed when he hit a red Saturn sedan that struck a blue 2005 Toyota Suburban from behind as the driver was making a left turn on Longwood Drive.

Flower then hit a mailbox and a light pole. He continued southbound and made a right turn on Wolf Hill Road, where he struck a school bus with seven children on board. No one on the bus was injured.

The driver of the Saturn, 48-year-old Sean Cronin, was being treated for serious injuries at Huntington Hospital. The driver of the Suburban, 52-year-old Schertman Nikolis, did not suffer injuries.

Flower fled the scene and drove home, where he was found at 4 p.m. Flower was charged with felony leaving the scene of an accident, first-degree aggravated unlicensed driving while intoxicated drugs and leaving the scene of an accident, a violation.