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SUV Overturns on South Oyster Bay Road

One-car incident ties up afternoon traffic; driver hospitalized.

A driver apparently lost control and flipped over her Nissan Pathfinder Wednesday afternoon on South Oyster Bay Road.

Traffic was tied up in the area as and Nassau County Police responded to the scene at the intersection of Jamaica Avenue about 1:30 p.m., authorities said.

The driver managed to free her self from the vehicle and appeared uninjured.

Nassau Police called off the fire department response and had the damaged vehicle removed from the roadway. As a precaution, the woman was transported to a local hospital for evaluation.

South Oyster Bay Road was closed for about 30 minutes until the car could be removed.

Gone August 23, 2012 at 12:30 PM
Do we have a reason for the accident??? Cars (SUV’s) just don’t flip over when driving the speed limit down South Oyster Bay Road. Was it excessive speed, texting, talking on the phone, DWI, DUI??? Inquiring minds would like to know.
Tom August 23, 2012 at 02:41 PM
From one of the pictures it looks like she hit the tree next to her. My bet would be texting or talking on the phone. Could be trying to avoid something like a pedestrian or squirrel too.

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