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Teen injured after car veers into woods off LIE, cops say

Firefighters had to cut a driver from her

Firefighters had to cut a driver from her car after an accident in which the car veered off the Long Island Expressway and crashed in a wooded area in Yaphank on Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017. Credit: Thomas J. Lambui

A 17-year-old girl was injured Sunday after the car she was driving veered into the woods off the eastbound Long Island Expressway in Yaphank, police said.

The teen lost control of the Hyundai Elantra while in the left lane and drove across the right lanes into the woods west of Exit 67 around 3:20 p.m., Suffolk County Police said.

Emergency Service Section police officers and Yaphank Fire Department members extricated her from the vehicle, police said.

She was taken to Stony Brook University Hospital with injuries that were not considered life-threatening, police said.

No other vehicles were involved in the crash, police said.

A photo from the scene shows the car surrounded by trees, with a smashed top and a broken windshield.

A Yaphank Fire Department official was not immediately available to comment Sunday.

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