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Police: Man found seriously injured near LIE service road in Farmingville

Officers investigate scene of a serious morning rush-hour

Officers investigate scene of a serious morning rush-hour accident that forced the closure of the westbound Long Island Expressway service road in Farmingville on Sept. 3, 2015, Suffolk County police said. The accident on Express Drive north left a male pedestrian seriously injured, police said. Credit: James Carbone

Suffolk police are investigating how a man ended up with serious injuries near an LIE service road in Farmingville after they initially believed he was hurt yesterday morning in a rush-hour traffic accident.

Officials said officers responded to a 911 call reporting a pedestrian on the side of the westbound service road after being hit by a car.

When they arrived, officers determined the injured man was not the victim of a vehicle-pedestrian accident.

The unidentified victim was found at 8 a.m. on Spurwoods Lane just off the Long Island Expressway service road, police said. He was brought to a hospital, where his condition was unknown.

Police did not release details about how they concluded the man's injuries were not traffic-related, citing an ongoing investigation, but they have ruled out a hit-and-run -- or any motor vehicle involvement, officials said.

Police would not say if they believe the man was a victim of an assault or injured in some other manner.

CORRECTION: An initial version of this story incorrectly characterized how the victim was injured based on information from police.

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