Cops: Van struck by truck nearly hits store

The Lindenhurst Fire Department responds to a car The Lindenhurst Fire Department responds to a car accident Saturday morning at Sunrise Highway and Straight Path in Lindenhurst after a van struck a pole in front of a store after being hit by a box truck. The driver of the van was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital with non life-threatening injuries. (May 11, 2013) Photo Credit: Paul Mazza

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The driver of a van was injured Saturday morning when his vehicle was hit by a box truck, then pushed into a column in front of a row of stores off Sunrise Highway in Lindenhurst, police said.

The accident occurred about 7 a.m. at the intersection of Straight Path. The van struck the support column in front of Peta Pizza, 190 W. Sunrise Hwy., police said.

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The van driver, whose name was not released, was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries by the Lindenhurst Fire Department.

The driver of the box truck, which was a yellow Penske rental vehicle, was a 40-year-old man from East Moriches. He was not injured, but was issued two summonses, including one for running a red light, police said.

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