Update: Accident Shuts Down Stretch of Route 454

Two injured in vehicle collision.

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A car accident involving a utility pole shut down a portion of Veterans Memorial Highway in Commack Thursday evening.

Just after 5:30 p.m., a vehicle struck a utility pole near the intersection of Veterans Memorial Highway and Tern Place. The pole snapped in half, causing live wires to touch down.

As of 8 p.m., the stretch of road was still blocked off to traffic and it appeared emergency crews were working to clear downed wires.

Two individuals involved in the accident were sent to the hospital with unknown injuries, according to emergency workers.

This is a developing story. Patch will update as details become available.


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