23 Aug 2014
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UPDATE: Driver Cited, Road Closed After Dump Truck Flips (PHOTOS)

After a truck overturned in Miller Place Monday morning, the jaws of life were used to save the trapped driver.

Update: According to Suffolk Police, North Country Road remained closed eastbound for a portion of Monday afternoon as Verizon and LIPA worked on a utility pole that was struck. The truck did not dump any debris.

The driver, Gregory Vanostrand, 34, of Port Jeff, was injured and taken to Stony Brook University Medical center. He was cited for second degree unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. 

Police said the accident occurred at approximately 8:15 a.m. Monday.

Original Story (Published 11:02 a.m.): A truck overturned Monday morning in Miller Place, and the Miller Place Fire Department had to use the jaws of life to extricate the driver, who was trapped underneath the steering wheel.

Aviation was placed on standby, but the patient was transported to the hospital on the ground, according to MPFD First Assistant Chief Kyle Markott. The truck overturned near the intersection of North Country Road and Hancock Place. Chief Carl Schroeter was in charge of fire department operations, Markott said.

Patch will have more information on this accident as it becomes available.

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