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Man Airlifted to Hospital Following Friday Afternoon Car Crash

Seventeen-year-old charged with unlicensed operation in accident on Route 25A.

A 17-year old male was charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in a Friday afternoon car crash that sent a 75-year-old man to the hospital in a helicopter.

The accident shut down Route 25A for nearly an hour.

According to Suffolk County Police, the call for the accident came in just before 2:20 p.m. The accident occurred near the intersection of Route 25A and Fairway Drive, just west of Rocky Point center.

Police said the 75-year-old was pulling out of Fairway Drive onto Route 25A when he was broadsided by the teenager, who was driving eastbound.

The man was airlifted to Stony Brook University Medical Center.

Friday's accident was the second to shut down Route 25A in three days in the Miller Place-Rocky Point area. On Wednesday night, a struck another vehicle,

Check back as more information becomes available.

Joseph Pinciaro January 07, 2012 at 06:22 PM
@RPSteve - Suffolk County Public Information Office doesn't have access to the report yet. I've reported all the information I have. No tickets were issued for running a light.
Dawn Keil Riske January 07, 2012 at 06:45 PM
Unfortunately things like traffic lights are needed to protect intelligent drivers from unintelligent drivers, especially in congested areas like this has become.
elis January 07, 2012 at 10:54 PM
witnesses say the kid ran the light
Helen Partlow January 08, 2012 at 01:22 AM
There needs to be more police action here instead of more lights. It is the most dangerous section of road on Long Island and the lights do not seem to be improving it. I feel so bad for the 75 year old man. At such an advanced age, it is so much harder to re-cooperate from this type of trauma. I send healing thoughts to him and his family.
RPSteve January 08, 2012 at 02:04 AM
Thanks for the info Joe.

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