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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) Credit: Paul Mazza

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.

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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