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Holbrook Man Involved in Patchogue Crash

Manorville man injured in crash that took place near Gateway Plaza.

A Holbrook man was involved in a motor vehicle crash that seriously injured a pedestrian in Patchogue last evening, according to police. 

Thomas Lee was pushing a shopping cart near the intersection of Waverly Avenue and Gateway Boulevard in Patchogue when he was struck by a 2005 Chevrolet, driven by John Babino, 41, of Holbrook, police said.

Lee, 46, of Manorville, was transported by ambulance to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Center in East Patchogue where he is being treated for head trauma and is listed in critical condition.

The vehicle was impounded for a safety check and the investigation is continuing. 

Detectives are asking anyone with information to call the Fifth Squad at 631-854-8552 or anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will remain confidential.

Scott Perino August 27, 2011 at 11:18 PM
why are you guys posting about a random crash with names of those involved. maybe the person who crashed into said victim is distraught and doesnt need their name plastered all over the internet for the sake of your news story. was there a crime commited? was this a DWI? u never mentioned as much. i think its wrong to throw names around for such things as accidents. thats just my humble opinion. you guys should check your role. i like local news......but, yea. call me crazy. dont know why an accident needs names, and ages of said people involved. :shrug:
Dan Brooks August 27, 2011 at 11:26 PM
That is a very dangerous corner. Almost everyone runs the red light.
dom August 28, 2011 at 12:29 AM
who picked up all the empty cans and bottles
ALAN August 30, 2011 at 03:04 AM
posting the news about an accident with the names makes for interesting article, newsday does it, why shouldnt sachem patch.

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