Three hurt in four-vehicle crash on LIE

September 15, 2011 4:42:08 AM PDT
A car crash shut down the eastbound side of the Long Island Expressway for hours during the evening rush hour Wednesday.

The expressway finally reopened to traffic around 7:30 p.m.

Newscopter 7 was over the crash, near Exit 38 in East Hills that caused a major traffic backup.

At least three cars and a box truck were involved in the accident.

Three people were injured, but all are expected to survive.