Off-duty police officer seriously injured in crash on Long Island

A 27-year-old off-duty police officer was seriously injured early Sunday in a crash on the Long Island Expressway in New York.

A 27-year-old off-duty police officer was seriously injured early Sunday in a crash on the Long Island Expressway in New York.

The accident happened at about 12:30 a.m. just east of exit 53 in Brentwood. ABC7 reported.

The officer, Anthony Robitaille of the 75th Precinct, had pulled over to the shoulder in his 2010 Honda to speak to the driver of a BMW, possibly because of a fender-bender.

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Both drivers were outside of their cars when police say a 2013 Ford sedan, driven by Desirea Coyle, struck the rear of the Honda. The Honda then struck the BMW and Robitaille.



Robitaille of Centereach was transported by Suffolk County Police helicopter to Stony Brook University Hospital for treatment of serious injuries.

Coyle, 33, of Highland Falls, NY, was taken to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore for treatment of minor injuries. A passenger in the BMW sustained minor injuries and declined treatment.

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