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Good Samaritan pulls teen driver from overturned car

A 19-year-old was injured Tuesday, March 4, 2014,

A 19-year-old was injured Tuesday, March 4, 2014, after this car went out of control, slammed into a tree and flipped on South Nicolls Road near Patchogue-Holbrook Road in Holbrook. Credit: James Carbone

A Good Samaritan pulled an 18-year-old driver from an overturned car to safety Tuesday in Holbrook, Suffolk County police said.

The driver, a woman from East Islip, was not seriously injured, a police spokeswoman said.

She was driving south on Nicolls Road near Patchogue-Holbrook Road at about 12:45 p.m. when she was distracted, the spokeswoman said.

Her car, a 2005 Chrysler, left the road, struck a tree and overturned.

The passerby pulled the driver from the car and she was transported with non-life-threatening injuries, the spokeswoman said.

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