Jeep Cherokee slips, flips on Sound Avenue

02/08/2011 8:33 PM |
MICHAEL WHITE PHOTO | Police and firefighters after righting a Jeep Cherokee that had flipped onto its side in the westbound lanes of Sound Avenue near Martha Clara Vineyards.

MICHAEL WHITE PHOTO | Police and firefighters after righting a Jeep Cherokee that had flipped onto its side in the westbound lanes of Sound Avenue near Martha Clara Vineyards.

A single car accident involving a Jeep Cherokee that flipped onto its side after slipping on ice shut down Sound Avenue in both directions Tuesday evening in Riverhead, police said.

No serious injuries were reported. The highway opened back up to traffic within about an hour after the 5:35 p.m. crash., which occurred near Martha Clara Vineyards.

Personnel from the Riverhead Ambulance Corps, Riverhead Police Department and Jamesport Fire Department responded to the scene.

The 4X4 was righted by firefighters within about 20 minutes of the crash, which carved up a strip of land on the north side of Sound Avenue.

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  • WHO WAS THE DRIVER? For next weeks edition I’ll write a story about my trip to the kitchen to get me a beer out of the fridge. I won’t give out my name either. It will be as interesting as this story.
    WHO WAS THE DRIVER?

  • Islandshores——– I’d like to see those who are in favor of this commercial development start a petition drive like the anti-development civic associations are doing. Most of the people complaining about change to Wading River are NOT old people. In fact, most are probably new-comers to the area and now that they are here, they want to shut the proverbial door on any other property owner, even if it means taking away their property rights. The anti-business environmentalists need a cause and purpose to remain viable but please, not in my backyard.
    Islandshores, if you start a petition drive in favor of these developments, and speak at the Riverhead town board meetings, I’ll back you up.

  • You need to think about moving. You’re in the minority of people who want to ruin whats left of rural Long Island, and are an exception to the fact that residents moved to Wading River for the peace and quiet.

  • I’ll back you up too, Islandshores. The NIMBY’s are preventing progress while accepting the fact that Wading River could be so much better than it is. Those areas are eyesores and I, a Wading River resident with as much of a say as anyone else who lives here, am looking forward to having an attraction developed there.

  • I’ll back you up too, Islandshores. The NIMBY’s are preventing progress while accepting the fact that Wading River could be so much better than it is. Those areas are eyesores and I, a Wading River resident with as much of a say as anyone else who lives here, am looking forward to having an attraction developed there.

  • If you want peace and quiet, go to the beach or sit in your backyard. You don’t expect peace and quiet along 25A, do you?

  • If you want peace and quiet, go to the beach or sit in your backyard. You don’t expect peace and quiet along 25A, do you?

  • GUEST——- who invited you to this hamlet of Wading River anyway? Did you think that once you moved here that you can stop others from moving here too? We can argue the point as to whether or not there should be development at Wading River and get aggravated by doing so, but if someone disagrees with your opinion, you have absolutely no right to suggest that they move. Let’s keep the comments civil, please.
    Wading River will eventually have more stores, regardless of our opinions. Otherwise, show us the money to buy what you don’t developed. Once this land is taken off of the tax roles, we pay more in taxes—- regardless of what you’ve been told

  • There is the historical area by the Pizza Place which has no room for development, it’s safe. That area should not be bothered by any commercial development along 25A. You also have areas like the beach and the salt marsh/kempf preserve if you are into the environment. What bothers me most is that people are seemingly defending empty fields where no one lives. If it was a forest, perhaps you’d have a point, but as it stands, you are defending barren fields.

    Meanwhile you had no problem putting a gigantic golf course in the heart of the town for the rich to use as their playground. That could have been a preserve, where were you guys then, huh?

    Now I can support the concept that the great house clubhouse is not fair in asking for a catering hall because it is too close to residents – that’s going to cause some people trouble with noise and such – but I don’t see anyone’s doorstep next to CVS, so I don’t really see what the problem is there. There are certain conveniences missing in this town that people under the age of 70 tend to want – a reliable gas station, a 24/7 convenience store, more restaurants (of the sitdown and much needed fast food variety).

    The town lacks convenience, plain and simple. I am enviromentally concerned and intelligent as anyone else – but I see no reason to take up an unreasonable crusade to pretend the 25A corridor must remain ‘rural’ in Wading River.

    This is not the north fork. We live 20 minutes west of Riverhead. This is no longer a rural area but a suburban one with a significant population. Such a population requires conveniences and stores associated with daily life. I see no intention of building a new smith haven mall in wading river, so I think some people are really exaggerrating the threat.

    It’s about time someone spoke up after article after article of NIMBY’s complaining.

  • And another thing – to heck with the “no store can remain open past midnight” junk – stop making wading river an unsafe dark ghost town.

  • I am in support of the moratorium as it is a fair and sensible option to further study the issue – but since others have suggested this perhaps a town meeting on this specific subject is warranted so the opposing viewpoint can be heard as well. I have never been to a town meeting but would not mind putting two cents in over this issue.