One person was seriously injured Thursday when a car veered off the northbound Meadowbrook State Parkway and into a wooded area north of Babylon Turnpike on the Merrick-Roosevelt line, State Police said.

The one-car crash happened about 12:30 p.m.

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Police initially closed all northbound lanes in the area and reopened them just before 3:45 p.m., according to

Police said the cause of the accident is under investigation, and that it appears the driver was alone in the car.

With Laura Blasey