Update: Police identify pedestrian injured in Flanders car crash

04/26/2011 3:00 PM |

MICHAEL WHITE PHOTO | The site of Sunday's accident at Flanders Road (Route 24) and Evergreen Road was almost directly across from a volunteer ambulance barn. Tuesday morning a single surgical glove sat in the sidewalk on the south side of Flanders Road.

A Riverhead man was hospitalized after he was hit by a car while standing on Flanders Road Sunday night.

Edgar Ganido-Suinin Velasquez, 31, was walking along Flanders Road, Route 24, near Evergreen Road shortly after 9 p.m. when he was hit by a westbound 2003 Ford Taurus driven by 63-year-old Jacqueline Lamb of Southampton, Southampton Town Police said.

There were three other occupants in the car, aged 2, 7 and 12, police said. No one in the car was injured during the accident.

Ms. Lamb told police she did not see Mr. Velasquez until she hit him. Mr. Valasquez, who was in the westbound lane when he was hit, was wearing dark clothes and police said inclement weather might have contributed to the crash.

Flanders-Northampton Volunteer Ambulance personnel responded to the scene and transported Mr. Velasquez to Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead for treatment. Police did not release Mr. Velasquez’s condition Tuesday.

The Ford Taurus was impounded for a safety check by police. No charged were filed against Ms. Lamb.

The road was closed while police investigated the crash, which happened almost directly in front of the ambulance barn property.

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