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Route 347 Crash Seriously Injures Connecticut Teen

According to police, a 17-year-old Avon boy is in serious condition after a crash early Monday morning.

A Connecticut teen was sent to the hospital and is listed in serious condition after cops say he ran a red light and struck another car early Monday morning on Route 347 in Hauppauge.

According to Suffolk County Police, the Avon, Conn. teen was driving west on Route 347 when he "apparently ran a red light" at the intersection of Route 111. Seventeen-year-old Todd Slater's 1999 Volvo collided with a 2012 Audi around 12:30 a.m.

Slater had to be extricated from his car, police said, and was transported to Stony Brook University Medical Center where he is being treated for a fractured hip and internal bleeding.

The driver of the Audi, Leonard Olmstead, and a passenger were treated for minor injuries.

Police are investigating the crash and are asking anyone who may have witnessed this crash to call the Fourth Squad at 631-854-8452. All calls will be kept confidential.  

jozee June 11, 2012 at 08:31 PM
does a day go by where there isnt a serious accident here anymore?
Dawn Barnett June 12, 2012 at 01:50 AM
In addition to this accident, a car was hit by a train on 111 at 4:30am. This morning was a big mess. The road was shut down in two locations for most of the day.
Robert Barsky June 12, 2012 at 11:32 AM
Long Island drivers think red lights are for decorative purposes and stop signs are for....actually they don't recognize stop signs at all.
Smithtown Rez June 12, 2012 at 01:36 PM
Driver who blew red light was from Avon, CT. Not that it matters...
Robert Barsky June 15, 2012 at 05:09 PM
Good point, let me re-phrase my comment: Drivers on Long Island think red lights are for decorative purposes and stop signs are for....actually they don't recognize stop signs at all.

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