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Car Hits Pole, Shuts Down Indian Head Road

Driver sustained non-life threatening injuries.


A car headed southbound last Tuesday morning, on Indian Head Road, struck and knocked down a utility pole, forcing the road to close for some time.

According to Kings Park Fire Department spokesman, Ed Goutink, fire and ambulace crews removed the occupant from the vehicle, who was then treated at Stony Brook University Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

The accident occured by Ellen Place and Bruce Lane.

CJ May 07, 2012 at 07:23 PM
How relevant, news from a week ago.
Dave Adams May 08, 2012 at 12:05 PM
well, it explains the speeding cars flying up cook street last week. No doubt commuters, seriously inconvenienced by the closure of Indian Head. How fast was that small car going to cut a pole off at the ground like that....the speed limit there is 30 mph. It's time for SCPD to step up enforcement on Indian Head!!!
Bill May 11, 2012 at 04:06 PM
Give me a break, CJ; insensitive comment at best about the age of the story. BTW, pretty sure it is relevant to alert our kids when they are out walking or driving to be careful and watch out for idiots like the driver of that car.
KP LIslander May 18, 2012 at 05:25 PM
This car must have been speeding southbound just after that curve & beyond the traffic light at a fairly good clip to have done that kind of damage, and yes was definitely wrong for doing so. North of Superior Ice Rink the limit should remain at 30MPH and be enforced, however south of the ice rink it should be 35 or 40. The last thing we need is for someone to push the idea that police should step up enforcement south of that area whose speed limit should not be 30MPH to begin with - it should be 40MPH, 35MPH min. Yes, people shouldn't be doing 15-20 MPH or more over the limit, but when the limit on Indian Head south of that area is erroneously set too low to begin with it, is obviously a problem that should be addressed and rectified. Besides enforcement needed in the area where that traffic light is and north of that where the curvature is in the road, along with the fact that the limit south of that traffic light is too low to begin with and has not been addressed IS the problem.


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