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Police: Man Seriously Hurt After Running Red Light, Crashing Into County Bus

A Ronkonkoma man was seriously injured Tuesday morning after his vehicle crashed into a Suffolk County Transit bus in North Patchogue, police said. 

Witnesses told police the driver of a 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt, Preston Campagne, went through a red light on Waverly Avenue before the crash around 9 a.m. 

The Chevy, which was heading northbound on Waverly, struck a bus that had been traveling westbound on Buckley Road and was attempting to make a left turn at a traffic light onto Waverly, police said. 

Campagne, 48, was transported to Stony Brook University Hospital with serious injuries. Two of the three passengers on the bus at the time of the crash were taken to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center with minor injuries, police said. 

The bus driver, Shane Meighan, 57, of North Babylon, was not injured.

Campagne was issued a summons for driving with a suspended license and for failing to stop at a traffic light, police said. Detectives are asking anyone with information about the crash to call the Fifth Squad at 631-854-8552.


Archie Bunker April 11, 2014 at 07:29 PM
There's a reason hid license was taken away. I ll bet my paycheck it wasn't from unpaid perking tickets.
Rich April 12, 2014 at 08:43 PM
I have have dealt with having my body broken before. It sounds like this man is in even worse shape than I was. Because of that, I have some compassion for him, and for his family. I know it is a terrible thing to have to go through being broken, and then the long road to recovering, regardless of any circumstances. As I said, in my opinion he has definitely paid in full and then some for his mistake, decision, or whatever you feel it should be called.
knee jerk April 17, 2014 at 08:58 AM
On one hand, I think we should wait until ALL the information is in before making knee jerk comments. On the other hand, Patch doesn't do follow up stories so we have little choice-continue.
objection215 April 20, 2014 at 01:54 PM
In addition to the driving with a suspended license, the driver had a cell phone out in the car at the time of the accident. I know this for a fact. I don't wish extra harm or suffering on the dude, but he is not innocent and is a victim of his own recklessness.
boca May 08, 2014 at 04:44 AM
better himself then me or mine. he caused it.

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