A man and a woman were hospitalized late Monday night after the car they were driving in crashed into a utility pole on Route 25A while trying to avoid a deer in the road, authorities said.
The pair was driving west on Route 25A in a late model Buick sedan when a deer jumped in front of the car arbout 10:45 p.m., police said. The woman driving the car swerved out of the way of the animal but struck a nearby pole on the eastbound side of the road, police said.
Wading River Fire Department chiefs were at headquarters when the accident occurred and were the first ones on the scene, said Fire Chief Jim Evans. The driver of the car was able to get out of the vehicle on her own, but her passenger was pinned inside, he said.
Firefighters cut away the roof of the car to extract the man and had him out of the car after about 15 minutes, Mr. Evans said.
Both were transported to Stony Brook University hospital. While the woman suffered minor injuries in the crash, fire officials did not know the extend of the man’s injuries.
Fire police closed Route 25A between Hulse Landing Road and Route 25 asWading River firefighters got the victims out of the car and transported them to the hospital.