Traffic on LIE Snarled by Three-Car Crash

By Mary Johnson on February 22, 2012 4:27pm 

Two people were injured in a multi-vehicle accident on the Long Island Expressway on Jan. 30, 2012, officials said.
Two people were injured in a multi-vehicle accident on the Long Island Expressway on Jan. 30, 2012, officials said.
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QUEENS — A multi-car crash snarled traffic in Queens on Wednesday afternoon, shutting down multiple lanes on the Long Island Expressway near Francis Lewis Boulevard, authorities said.

Three vehicles were involved in the accident, and two of them flipped over, filling the roadway with debris, a fire spokesman said.

Officials shut down all west-bound lanes of traffic near Francis Lewis Boulevard.  Two east-bound lanes on the LIE were also closed, acccording to a tweet from the city’s Office of Emergency Management. 

Two people suffered non life-threatening injuries, officials said. One victim was taken to New York Hospital Queens, and the other went to North Shore University Hospital.

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