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Suffolk cop pulls 2 from overturned minivan on Sunrise, police say

Suffolk County police investigate a the scene of

Suffolk County police investigate a the scene of an accident on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, where a highway patrol officer pulled a driver and passenger out of a minivan that overturned on Sunrise Highway in Bay Shore, police said. Credit: Jim Staubitser

A Suffolk County police officer pulled the driver and passenger out of a minivan that overturned Tuesday afternoon on Sunrise Highway in Bay Shore, police said.

The injuries suffered by the victims of the crash near Exit 43 were not-life threatening, police said.

A Dodge minivan was heading west on Sunrise at about 1:40 p.m. “when the driver of the minivan stopped short for a vehicle in front of him and lost control,” police said in a statement.

The minivan struck the median and overturned, police said.

Highway Patrol Officer Michael Becker responded and “climbed into a rear window that was broken in the crash and pulled the driver” out through that window, police said. “Officer Becker then unbuckled the seat belt and carried the male passenger . . . over the seat and out through the window.”

The driver, 41, of Patchogue, and his passenger, 28, also of Patchogue, were taken to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore, police said.

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