Police: Woman in Critical Condition Following LIE Crash

The driver is at Stony Brook University Hospital in critical injuries; the passenger and driver in the other car are there as well with non-life-threatening-injuries.

A Port Jefferson Station woman was critically injured Friday morning in a car crash on the Long Island Expressway near Hauppauge.

According to police, Bahar Kaya's 2011 Chevrolet Cruze was hit from behind by a 2002 Dodge Durango driven by Monica Saparito westbound on the LIE at exit 57 at 9 a.m. 

Police said Kaya, 25, was brought to Stony Brook University Hospital in critical condition, and her sister Nese, 22, who was a passenger in the Cruze, was also brought to Stony Brook University Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Saparito, 19, of Mastic Beach, was brought to Stony Brook University Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

There was a secondary crash involving three cars that resulted in no injuries. 

All five vehicles involved in Friday's accident were impounded for safety checks.

Mark T. Freeley, Esq. February 16, 2013 at 09:20 PM
This was a devastating impact. The vehicle which struck this car was obviously speeding and never slowed down at all before impact, which point to a distracted driver. They need to check the driver's cell phone records to see if she was texting. There really needs to be a bigger penalty for texting and driving as these distracted driver's are creating a real danger on our roads.
Get Smart Get Safe February 17, 2013 at 04:17 AM
Maybe she was driving with her dog on her lap ? This should be against the law too !!!
Cathy February 17, 2013 at 12:31 PM
My God Moe, what an insensitive lug you are. You and I have no idea what was going on. Are you always checking out little girls? Is that how you know they are always texting and looking at themselves in the mirror? Eyes on the road Moe not on the ladies!!
Cathy February 17, 2013 at 12:32 PM
May everyone recover from this devastating accident. Kindness people.
josef February 18, 2013 at 03:29 AM
In all seriousness I 'm praying for both of these ladies.From the sparce facts that we have from this story we can not stick blame on anybody that is for sure.From past experience , for a car to damaged like that ,it would have had to be stopped or moving very slowly---both practices are very dangerous on a highway. Something that nobody likes to talk about is how dangerous most of the newer lightweight cars are . There is no way to engineer a plastic and aluminium car to be stronger than a steel one. So remember when buying your next car that saving a few cents on gas with a small car you might be endangering yourself . itwouldhave to be dead stopped or movong very slowly


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