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Car crashes on Southern State Parkway, hits overpass, injuring driver

A car that went off the roadway July

A car that went off the roadway July 13, 2014, in eastbound lanes of the Southern State Parkway hangs in the brush where it landed after taking out an exit sign and slamming into an overpass wall near Exit 17 in Malverne. State police said one person was taken to a hospital. Credit: Lou Minutoli

A car went off the road and crashed into an overpass wall on the Southern State Parkway near West Hempstead on Sunday morning, New York State Police said.

Police said they received a call at 6:45 a.m. reporting the crash on the eastbound Southern State Parkway at Exit 17.

The car went off the road, up on the dirt, took out an exit sign, then crashed into an overpass wall, police said.

One person was taken to a hospital. Police said the cause of the crash is under investigation.

On Saturday, a motorcyclist traveling east was killed when he crested a hill between Exits 17 and 18 and collided with the back of a van during stop-and-go traffic.


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