Victim airlifted from North Country Road crash

02/03/2013 3:31 PM |
PAUL SQUIRE PHOTO | A Suffolk County police helicopter airlifts a crash victim from Miller Avenue Elementary School

PAUL SQUIRE PHOTO | A Suffolk County police helicopter airlifts a crash victim from Miller Avenue Elementary School

Update Feb. 5: Suffolk County police said the victims of Sunday’s crash suffered non-life threatening injuries in the accident. The occupants of the car were teenagers, 16- and 17-years-old, police said. Detectives are investigating the crash, but do not suspect any criminal activity was involved in the accident.

Original story: A rollover accident in Shoreham Sunday afternoon sent four people to the hospital, one of whom was airlifted, Wading River fire officials said.

The accident occurred about 1:10 p.m. when a vehicle rolled over on North Country Road between the Lilco and Valentine roads, authorities said.

Wading River and Rocky Point firefighters and ambulance crews were called to the scene, said Wading River fire chief Jim Evans. A Wading River Fire Department heavy rescue team arrived at the crash to cut the victims out of the car, Mr. Evans said.

One victim from the crash was airlifted by a Suffolk County Police helicopter to Stony Brook University hospital. The three other occupants in the vehicle were taken to Stony Brook University Hospital by ambulances with the Wading River and Rocky Point fire departments.

An update on their condition was not immediately available. Suffolk Police closed North Country Road in both directions while detectives investigated the crash.

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