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Police: Elderly Coram Man Critically Injured in Commack Crash

Crash occurred Wednesday morning, police say.

A Coram man is in critical condition following a two-crash in Commack Wednesday morning, police said. 

According to police, 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 that was traveling north on Commack Road around 11:30 a.m.  

Shaw was transported by Suffolk County Police helicopter to Stony Brook Hospital. 

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

Both vehicles were impounded for safety checks and the investigation is continuing.  Detectives ask anyone with information regarding the crash to call the Fourth Squad at 631-854-8452. 

Dan June 19, 2014 at 09:10 AM
Won't the cameras there have caught who ran the light??
Dan June 19, 2014 at 09:18 AM
I'd like to develop an app that uses facial recognition with age estimation, and with your phone mounted on the dash it would give a warning when you came within 100 ft of anyone estimated at over 70 (this value would be user selectable). "WARNING, WARNING TAKE EVASIVE ACTION!" Seriously, I hope Mr. Shaw recovers fully and quickly. Hey, I can't get my 82 yo father to give up his license so who am I to criticize.
IMHO June 19, 2014 at 10:37 AM
Condolences to Mr. Shaw's family
ginnab5 June 20, 2014 at 05:12 PM
need signs on the north service road telling dummies its 2 TURNING LANES TO GO SOUTH ON COMMACK RD AND STAY IN YOUR LANE!! too many times cars have been in the far left lane and zoom past me to go straight to L.I.E. ramp!! its also crazy there from 3pm to 7pm stay away!
Dan June 22, 2014 at 11:41 AM
I also like when they put those dashed lines on the road so the car on the outside lane of a two turn lane intersection doesn't squeeze the inside car. I've had to avoid drivers that cut the turn too tightly and partially blocked my lane.

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