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Police: Car Plows Into Smithtown Doctor's Office, 4 Hurt

A 9-year-old boy is among those hurt in Tuesday afternoon crash.

Photo Credit: Aj Dauman
Photo Credit: Aj Dauman

Four people, including a 9-year-old boy, were injured when a car plowed into a pediatrician's office in Smithtown Tuesday afternoon, police said. 

The crash happened shortly before 4:30 p.m. at a commercial complex at 300 Middle Country Road. 

The woman driving the car Lyudmila Lerner, 75, of Kings Park, the 9-year-old boy and his mother inside the doctor's office and a employee at the office all suffered minor injuries and were taken to Stony Brook University Hospital, police said. 

The building did not collapse but electricity was shut and the building was evacuated, police said.  The investigation is continuing.


WOODY11780 March 05, 2014 at 10:11 PM
Spoke withe some building repair people today at the scene....Turns out, the elderly driver is from the Ukraine, & was very distrought over the recent conflict there, & seems to have zoned out before the crash....Inside was busted up pretty good, but NO skid marks in about 100 ft of grass.....The Dr. was plowed into by the car & exterior wall, & suffered a broken arm, along with other injuries of people also in the office.....SORRY....this is beyond an accident, & is not excusable....it is total recklessness.....AND.... I"m sure this driver is not fully insured to compensate for damages done.......But sadly, we alow this type of situation to happen without hardly a question to the driver......just...Oh well....Whaterver, It is, what it is .......I say....SHRED HER LICENSE .....The bus travels through often.....ENJOY THE RIDE !!!
Tommy Noble March 06, 2014 at 12:41 PM
Well at least he crashed into a place where the injured could get immediate medical attention.
knee jerk March 12, 2014 at 01:24 AM
Good point Tommy, how about rear ending an ambulance for even quicker medical attention.
Maria J. Mineo March 27, 2014 at 06:00 AM
It was branch pediatrics and I am the physician who was hit. Thankfully ,my patient and his mother, other than the emotional trauma this accident undoubtedly caused, had minor injuries. I suffered a badly broken arm, broken rib, and multiple contusions. I have since had surgery and am on the slow road to recovery. In light of what could have been, we are all very fortunate.
PCycle April 20, 2014 at 11:20 PM
And she is still driving up to this day.Watch out......

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