5 injured, 1 seriously, in multiple-vehicle crash on Long Island Expressway

DIX HILLS, N.Y. — At least five people were injured, one seriously, during a multiple-vehicle crash on the Long Island Expressway Tuesday morning.

A man was driving a 2012 Toyota Highlander westbound on the LIE when his vehicle rear-ended a 2004 Honda CRV around 7 a.m., authorities said.

The collision subsequently caused a chain-reaction crash, involving three other vehicles, police said.

The driver of the Honda CRV was airlifted to the hospital for serious injuries. The four other drivers involved were taken to the hospital for minor injuries, according to police.

AIR11 was over the scene as the collision created an extensive traffic backup on the westbound side of the highway near Dix Hills.

Westbound lanes of the Long Island Expressway were closed between Exit 51 and Exit 53, near Sagtikos Parkway, causing massive delays on the highway. All westbound lanes reopened to traffic hours later.

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