A driver had to be cut out of his vehicle by emergency workers and was taken to Stony Brook Hospital with internal injuries after he crashed into another car on Route 347 in Port Jefferson Station on Saturday evening, according to police. The driver of the other car was also taken to the hospital.
According to a police report, at about 5 p.m., a 48-year-old woman heading east on Route 347 had a green arrow when she started to make a left onto Woodhull Avenue behind another car making a u-turn. By the time she was able to turn, the westbound traffic light had turned green and a 24-year-old man in a 2002 Hyundai drove through the intersection hitting into her almost head-on. Police said that the man was driving with a suspended license.
About an hour after the crash at Mar-Kays Wine and Liquor store – located in a shopping center at the same intersection – a woman working behind the counter said that they didn’t hear about it until people came into the store to tell them.
“It happens all the time,” said the woman named Mia, who only gave her first name. “It’s not the first crash.”
Another employee named Taz said that accidents usually happen when people are trying to make a left turn in the intersection. Another crash had just happened two months prior he said.
Police reported that both drivers had what seemed like non-life threatening injuries. The man also received a summons for having a suspended license.