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Cops respond to two separate crashes on Long Island Expressway

Suffolk County police responded to two separate multi-car crashes on the Long Island Expressway on Saturday.

In one, a four-vehicle crash on the LIE near exit 51 in Dix Hills at 4:50 p.m caused the eastbound lanes to be shut down for about 90 minutes, police said.

A driver in a 2008 Mercedes Benz was traveling eastbound in the left lane when she attempted to cross into the right lane and then back into the left lane. She rear-ended three vehicles: a 2018 Mercedes, a 2000 Honda and a 2016 Ford van, police said.

Six people were transported to hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

In an unrelated accident, Suffolk police temporary closed another section of the LIE due to a three-car crash in Holtsville.

Police said an 18-year-old man was driving a Dodge Dakota eastbound near exit 63 at about 5:45 p.m. when he swerved to avoid hitting another car in the center lane. The Dodge hit a Hyundai, which then spun out of control and crashed into a concrete wall, police said.

The Dodge then sideswiped a Honda Accord and finally overturned on the road, police said.

The Dodge driver, as well as the Hyundai driver and a passenger, were taken to Long Island Community Hospital in East Patchogue with non-life-threatening injuries. The Honda Accord driver refused medical attention, police said.

The Dodge driver, who was not identified, was issued multiple summonses, police said.

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