Sunrise Highway crash injures one, highway now reopened

Massapequa firefighters and Nassau County Police Department's ESU Massapequa firefighters and Nassau County Police Department's ESU free a driver trapped in the van after after a minivan rear-ended a box truck on Sunrise Highway in Massapequa Park, injuring the driver of the van, on Feb. 17, 2014, Nassau County police said. Photo Credit: Eric Devine

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Sunrise Highway in Massapequa Park was closed for nearly 45 minutes Monday after a minivan rear-ended a box truck, injuring the driver of the van, Nassau County police said.

The driver hit the back of the truck on westbound Sunrise Highway near Cartwright Boulevard at about 1:30 p.m., police said.

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Police did not have details on the injuries. But a department spokesman said the driver was airlifted to a nearby hospital for evaluation and was expected to be released.

Westbound Sunrise Highway was reopened to traffic at around 2:15 p.m., police said.

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