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Officers, civilians pull man from burning SUV in South Huntington, police say

Civilians and Suffolk County police officers rescued a

Civilians and Suffolk County police officers rescued a driver after his SUV burst into flames on Route 110 in Huntington Station just before 7 p.m. Saturday evening in front of the Walt Whitman Shops, police said. Credit: Bryan Lopez

Civilians and Suffolk County police officers teamed up to rescue a Melville man from his burning  vehicle after it crashed on Walt Whitman Road in South Huntington on Saturday evening, police said.

Phillip Levy, 85, was driving a 2010 Hyundai sport utility vehicle north on Walt Whitman Road near Sprucetree Lane and the Walt Whitman Shops, when he veered into the guardrail around 6:45 p.m., police said.

Officers arrived in minutes and found the vehicle on fire as Good Samaritans were attempting to assist Levy, who was unconscious in the driver’s seat, police said.

Officers and those at the scene removed Levy from the SUV, police said.

He was taken to Plainview Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries, police said.


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