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Police: Officer loses control of patrol car, crashes on LIE

Two westbound LIE lanes in Ronkonkoma have reopened

Two westbound LIE lanes in Ronkonkoma have reopened Suffolk County police said. They were closed Saturday morning, May 27, 2017, for "police activity," according to an alert about 7 a.m. from the state Department of Transportation. Credit: James Carbone

A Suffolk County Police Highway Patrol Bureau officer traveling west on the Long Island Expressway on Saturday morning was injured when he apparently lost control of his vehicle and struck a concrete barrier, authorities said.

According to Suffolk County police, the officer was taken by Lakeland Rescue to Stony Brook University Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

Police said the accident happened at about 7 a.m. and caused the HOV and left lanes from Exits 60 to 59 to be closed for about two hours as authorities responded to and investigated the scene.

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