Nurse attacked at Long Island hospital

The News Leader

September 12, 2010 10:55:06 AM PDT
A New York hospital nurse is recovering from serious injuries after a patient broke a wooden chair apart and assaulted her with one of the legs.

The attack happened Friday at Franklin Hospital Medical Center in Valley Stream, on Long Island.

Nassau County police said the nurse was assaulted by 23-year-old Donte Oakes of Springfield Gardens.

The 53-year-old nurse suffered serious injuries to her face, head and neck. She is being treated at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset.

Oakes was arraigned Saturday on a charge of first-degree assault. No information about an attorney for Oakes was available.