Four hospitalized in three-car smackup on West Main

10/13/2011 5:51 PM |

TIM GANNON PHOTO | This car was struck by an SUV and pickup truck.

Four people were hospitalized after a Chevy sedan heading west on West Main Street Thursday was plowed into by an SUV and a pickup truck.

One of the Chevy’s passengers having to be extricated from the car by firefighters after the 4:40 p.m. crash.

None of the injuries were life threatening, officials said.

Riverhead police said the Chevy’s driver was heading west on West Main Street when it stopped to make a left turn into the Riverhead Supermarket & Deli parking lot, but an SUV driver who did not notice the stopped car plowed into the back of it, pushing the car into oncoming traffic.

The green car, now in the eastbound lanes, was then struck again by a red pickup heading east, said Riverhead police officer Michael Lombardo.

The driver of the pickup truck and three people in the Chevy were hospitalized, including a woman who had to be extricated who was sitting in the car’s backseat.

None of the names of the people involved in the accident were available. Traffic on this section of Route 25 was diverted at Mill Road and Raynor Avenue for about 45 minutes.

tgannon@timesreview.com