2 Killed in Fulton Street Collision

Drivers crash near Nelson Street.

Two drivers died late Monday night when their cars collided on Fulton Street in Farmingdale, Nassau County Police said.

According to detectives, the collision occurred at 11:23 p.m. Gregory Brandel, 35, of Farmingdale, was driving a 1994 Mercury west on Fulton Street and Patricia Fuzia, 58, of Islip Terrace, was driving  a 2007 Chrysler south from Nelson Street onto Fulton Street when the cars collided.

Fuzia was pronounced dead at the scene by an EMT from the Brandel was transported to an area hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.

Police said there is no criminality suspected at this time and that the investigation is ongoing. 

Irene Marty September 09, 2012 at 03:21 AM
Sorry to say Dlloyd but yes the accident was Greg's fault. He was driving with a suspended licences under the influence of drugs and traveling over 80 miles an hour in a residential speed limit when he broadsided Patty and killed her instantly. She left behind 4 beautiful children and 4 beautiful grandchildren as well as many loving relatives and friends. She was my best friend.
Irene Marty September 09, 2012 at 03:26 AM
She also was a single mother for years and raised her children working 2 or 3 jobs at a time in order to not be on social services. She put herself through nursing school and ironically we just received the paperwork that her student loan was finally paid off after many years. She was a private duty nurse for paraplegics and quadriplegics working 2 to 3 straight shifts - covering for everyone. Not only did she care for these type of people but she took the time to take her one patient to the movies, to dinner, for walks... Many holidays she would come to my house and help me clean and cook and leave before anyone came because she had to cover someone else's shift. We are all still grieving tremendously and time has not made this any easier on any of us. Patty and I would spend 2 to 3 days a week together, whether sitting on my back deck late at night after her late shift or driving aimlessly just talking about life. We helped each other so much throughout the years and I miss her terribly. Now I visit her grave at least once a week so don't try to make like he was such a great person. She lived her life doing for others and I know she would forgive him because that's the type of person she was. She truly was a angel sent from heaven.
Irene Marty September 09, 2012 at 03:26 AM
May God deal with the person who insured the vehicle and allowed him to drive it. And no, time does not heal all wounds, it just makes it bearable. For her, I am trying to forgive so I can go on with my life but its very difficult. I still cry quite often and in a couple of days it will be six months that she's gone and it still hurts so much. I'm sorry if this upsets you but as you said, God will be the judge not me.
Irene Marty September 09, 2012 at 03:31 AM
She also did not have any life insurance so her children had to borrow money to pay all the expenses. Her brother and sister graciously sent her daughter the money to pay for the headstone which is still not in place and her ex husband paid for the cemetery plot.
Rachel June 22, 2013 at 10:14 PM
Irene & to all who lost such an amazing women, it is so very sad! Im not here to justify anything, bc I do not know anything that happened that night, I do know one thing I know that Greg was an amazing guy, I have a lot of friends who come and go, and from the min my husb and I met him he was known as that guy that would give you the shirt off his back, he was so kind, always trying to help you with anything he could. Friends I have had for years have not been there as much for me as Greg had been. I don't know all things he had done wrong in the passed, I just know he was a awesome guy and he is missed every day! RIP to both of them!


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