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.