Dodging raccoon, driver crashes into car, police say

The North Babylon Fire Co. was called to

The North Babylon Fire Co. was called to a report of an accident after a driver, who said he swerved to avoid a raccoon in the road, crashed into another car on Seward Street in West Babylon. Both cars caught on fire on impact. (April 12, 2013) Photo Credit: Paul Mazza

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A driver who told police he swerved to avoid hitting a raccoon crashed into a parked car early Friday in West Babylon, setting both cars on fire, Suffolk County police said.

The identity of the driver, a man, was not released. Police said he was not injured -- and was not charged.

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The crash happened at 1:30 a.m. on Seward Street.

The whereabouts of the raccoon were unknown.

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