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Car Slams Into Pole in Lake Ronkonkoma

Driver escapes serious injury in crash on Ronkonkoma Avenue.

A single-car crash in Lake Ronkonkoma Tuesday afternoon landed the driver in the hospital.

The driver, who suffered only "very minor injuries," according to police on the scene, was in a black Nissan Maxima when the car left the road and hit a telephone pole on Ronkonkoma Avenue. 

The accident occurred shortly after 3 p.m. just south of Division Road. The was called to the scene to cut the driver from the vehicle. No one else was in the car at the time.

The investigation is continuing.

joe mucha April 03, 2012 at 09:45 PM
Drivers who use Pond Road,Ronkokoma Ave,Hawkins Ave never obey the 30mph limit. They are always doing 70/80mph to cut thru our town.Where's the enforcement?
Jamie April 04, 2012 at 12:51 AM
Joe, I agree and let's add that the light where this accident occurred drivers always run that light like it doesn't even exist. 4th precinict continues to ignore this part of Ronkonkoma and it's known. It's ridiculous!
marilyn April 04, 2012 at 03:42 AM
the police dept took away the ronkonkoma community police car recently, not only has there been an increase in traffic accidents, speeding on roads where limits are posted there has been an extreme increase in drug activity and burglaries on the east end of the 4th pct, but i dont think care.
Jamie April 04, 2012 at 10:02 AM
We had a riot of 70 something teenagers going on in our neighborhood one night. They had bats and such one neighbor heard them yell gun. The police took almost 30 minutes from the first call to arrive. Meanwhile it was getting more and more violent. More and more calls to 911 were made through out the neighborhood. They finally showed up in force and let EVERYONE leave. There was underage drinking, bats and knowing the house involved probably drugs and they let the cars leave as they showed up and the ones that we stuck between their cars they let them go too. They then started marching up to a house that was not involved in force because they were the house they thought having the party. The house was pitch black. They just randomly picked a house. When we told them which house they questioned us as to why that person would have a party with teens. Seriously, they do nothing! I have spoken to the Inspector many times and it doesn't do any good. It's sad and people know that the 4th does not support our area so they take advantage!
Susan April 04, 2012 at 02:23 PM
Speed, texting, alcohol?
Susan April 04, 2012 at 02:23 PM
Ai Yai Yai!
John Cosgrove April 04, 2012 at 06:00 PM
Great comments by all. Susan you summed it up with those simple three words. Texting now accounts for more highway deaths/ accidents the drinking.. YESS! Anyone who drives more than 10 mins at a time will see some young kid texting. Last night I'm ata light near Hollbrook C.C I see a young lady, no more than 19 stopped at a Green light.. texting away.. with a Infant ( Ahh yes Teen mom jokes)..and smoking.. I yelled at her " Texting with your baby in the car" her response mind your own F-ing business"
Dawn Hart April 04, 2012 at 06:53 PM
I have to dis agree with one part of this statement. It is NOT just kids texting !!!!! I don't even think you have to drive 5 minutes without seeing someone texting. I was on a field trip with my son last year. We were on a school bus and decided to look out the window and count how many we saw. ASTOUNDING !!! and to be honest very scary. I have said somethng on many occassions. However, there is an alarming amount of adults that should "know better"...but obviously, do not.
John Cosgrove April 04, 2012 at 09:37 PM
...all ages I agree. Start handing out tickets, and let the fines be in line with those who get DWI's is a good start
MIKE sMITH May 07, 2012 at 12:39 AM
Oh how i miss the good old day's in Holbrook...

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