A man standing on the shoulder of the LIE near Exit 61 in Holbrook was critically injured when he attempted to prevent one of two tires that had dislodged from a passing semi-truck from crashing into his car.
The unidentified man, who is about 70 years old, was airlifted to nearby Stony Brook University Hospital after being hit by the tire and hitting his head on the ground.
The motorist had pulled his Jeep off the road to inspect a noise that he heard in his Jeep.
All lanes of the westbound Long Island Expressway were temporarily closed wednesday in Holbrook so the injured victim could be airlifted to a nearby hospital.
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