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Update: Helicopter Called in Following E. Northport Crash

Head-on collision on Larkfield Road sends one to hospital Tuesday.

Update, 5 p.m. Tuesday

A man was airlifted to Stony Brook Hospital Tuesday afternoon after a car accident on Larkfield Road in East Northport, according to East Northport Fire Department officials.

The man was driving northbound down Larkfield Road near Netcong Place by Walgreens when he was hit on the front passenger side by a woman driving an SUV in the southbound lane, according to a witness.

The witness, who did not wish to be identified, said she was standing outside near the scene when the accident occurred at approximately 2:20 p.m.

"She hit him and spun him around so he ended up facing southbound," the witness said. "His whole driver's side was smashed in, he was actually trapped in the vehicle, we couldn't get him out and he couldn't move. They had to open up everything to pull him out."

The witness said that the black SUV hit a sign and a parked car in the parking lot of a mechanic on the northbound side of Larkfield Road after colliding with the man's car.

East Northport Fire Department responded to the scene and cut the man out of the car. He was airlifted via Suffolk County Police helicopter because of the nature of the accident, although his injuries were not critical according to fire department authorities. The helicopter landed at Larkfield Road and Cedar Road.

The woman was not injured.

Original Story

A medevac helicopter has been called in following a car accident on Larkfield Road and Netcong Place in East Northport Tuesday with at least one person injured, said Suffolk County Police.

The accident occurred at approximately 2:23 p.m. Fire Department and police are on the scene. The helicopter will be landing nearby on Cedar Road.

Patch will follow this breaking story and supply additional details as they become available.

JM February 26, 2013 at 08:18 PM
It seems nearly every time I drive through that area (Cedar/Larkfield to Jericho/Larkfield), there's an accident. Usually serious..... I've seen trucks completely flipped over and many multiple car accidents. Hope everyone is okay.
Potato Lion February 26, 2013 at 09:23 PM
I go to the school where the helecopter landed! I was doing a program on the computer when I heard a helecopter!!!! I was scared! For a moment I thought it was the F.B.I.! 6TH GRADER From the JA(jewish academy)
Edith Brannigan February 27, 2013 at 03:06 PM
Last year I was travelling south bound on Larkfield Road just past Best Yet, when an old woman travelling north bound (she was right in front of Rite Aid) went to make a left into the parking lot of Hummel Hummel/Best Yet, right next to the bank on the corner. A woman in the left south bound lane (I was in the right south bound lane) stopped and waived the old woman through (but I was right there next to her!!!!!) And the old woman broad sided me so hard that my car was pushed onto the lawn of the bank. My driver's side tire and door were smashed in completely and I had to crawl out from the passenger side. Of course the woman who waived the other woman through took off, she should be ashamed of herself. So the lesson is: DON'T TAKE THE RESPONSIBLITY OF WAIVING SOMEONE THROUGH ONCOMING TRAFFIC, IT IS NOT YOUR RESPONSIBILITY!!!!! YOUR RESPONSIBILITY IS TO THE PEOPLE NEXT TO YOU AND BEHIND YOU!!!! Oh, and not for nothing but it cost me a fortune for rental car and body work and the old woman never even apologized,
Peaches February 27, 2013 at 04:21 PM
That intersection where Best Yet and all of the businesses are is an insane asylum. On top of the bad traffic there, a retired man has taken it upon himself to take pictures of people stopping in front and running into the Hummel Bakery and adjacent stores...he then turns those photos into the Huntington town hall and you receive a ticket for $200. Because we moved and our address was older..,I received a $300. Ticket...this man is not an officiate of East Northport or Huntington...he also poises himself in front of the IGA parking lot and snaps pictures. I am currently going down to Town Hall in Huntington to fight this EXTORTION !
Peaches February 27, 2013 at 04:24 PM
Please someone should find out who this evil fire zone parking ticket extortion guy is and OUT him! I WANT HIS ADDRESS NAME AND KNOW EVERYTHING About him! He has no right to take my personal info (photos and license plate)unless he is a police officer!
Amy Waldhauer February 27, 2013 at 07:08 PM
I know a great way to avoid the whole problem. Just park legally.
FYI February 27, 2013 at 08:27 PM
Sorrry there peaches...He has every right in the world to photograph anything in public view unless specifically prohibited by law as in power plants, subways etc. I can understand your ignorance of the law regarding the right to photograph but ignoring fire lane no parking signs and handicapped parking is your own choice. Own it, peaches.

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