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Updated: Traffic Snarls on 25A After Man Struck in Mt. Sinai

Victim taken to Stony Brook Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

At about 6:37 a.m., a man was hit on Route 25A in Mt. Sinai near Heritage Diner stopping traffic heading east and causing serious delays westbound towards Port Jefferson Station.

Suffolk County Police said that the pedestrian was taken to Stony Brook Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The driver was a woman traveling with her one-year-old child in the car. Neither were injured.

A damaged Honda SUV was in the eastbound lane with a smashed windshield and a dented hood. A pair of work boots were lying in the middle of the road that police on the scene said belonged to the person who was hit.

The eastbound lane of Route 25A was closed from 7:34 until 8:52 a.m., according to police.

We will update this story with more information as it becomes available.

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CityMeowse December 18, 2012 at 04:27 PM
I wish it was possible to build side walks or walking paths off the road. At night, it's hard to see someone walking along the roadside in the sparsely-lit wooded areas. This difficulty is compounded by dark clothes. If you can't avoid having to walk; wear reflectors, wear light clothing, and DO NOT walk side-by-side. The schools should stress this to the teens in the area, as those are mostly whom I (barely!) see at night. Don't forget a reflecting collar for your four-footed pals too.
RPSteve December 18, 2012 at 09:05 PM
CityMeowse what are you babbling about? There ARE sidewalks at this location.
Engineer December 19, 2012 at 01:28 PM
Damn, that person did some serious damage!
moethegrass December 23, 2012 at 02:02 AM
This will always be a problem. As long as there is a middle turning lane and no traffic light between Chestnut and 25-A & 347 Merge (Another trafficengineering disaster), people will continue to cross this five lane road anyhere along this stretch. Remove the middle traffic lane, lower the speed limit and install a traffic light. Fewer Pedestrians will get hit and business along this strip will get more business as a lower speed limit enables drives to turn onto the business' property. Right now traffic moves too fast to safely cross the street

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