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Man, 75, Critically Injured In Commack, L.I. Crash

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COMMACK, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A man was seriously injured Wednesday in a two-car crash in Commack, Long Island, Suffolk County police said.

Richard Shaw, 75, was driving a 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe west on the Long Island Expressway North Service Road, when he struck a 2014 Mercury MKS headed north on Commack Road around 11:30 a.m., police said.

Shaw, of Coram, was taken by a Suffolk County police helicopter to Stony Brook University Hospital in Stony Brook, where he was left in critical condition, police said.

The driver of the Mercury – C.V. Schlesinger, 49, of East Moriches – suffered minor non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

Both vehicles were impounded for safety checks, and the investigation into the crash continued late Wednesday. Anyone with information was asked to call the Suffolk County police Fourth Squad at (631) 854-8452.

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