Two hurt in three-car crash at Ostrander & Route 58

10/01/2012 5:54 PM |
Ostrander Avenue, Route 58, RIverhead Fire Department

TIM GANNON PHOTO | Emergency crews on the scene of a three-car crash at the intersection of Route 58 and Ostrander Avenue Monday afternoon.

Two people were injured in a three-car crash in Riverhead Monday, officials said.

The driver of a Lincoln Continental was heading east on Route 58 at Ostrander Avenue about 4:45 p.m. when his car collided with a Mitsubishi sedan heading north through the intersection, Riverhead police said.

The force of the collision then pushed the Mitsubishi into a westbound van that was waiting at the traffic light.

Martin Marulanda, the driver of the van, said the Lincoln “was going about 50 mph and ran a red light” when it hit the Mitsubishi.

Police at the scene could not confirm that account.

Mr. Marulanda escaped injury, but the drivers — and sole occupants — of the other two vehicles were taken to Peconic Bay Medical Center by Riverhead ambulance volunteers.

Names were not available for the male driver of the Lincoln or the female driver of the Mitsubishi.

Police said described the injuries as not life threatening.

The Riverhead Fire Department also responded to the scene with heavy rescue equipment, although extrication was not needed, and assisted at the scene.

Traffic was diverted from parts of Route 58 while the accident was being investigated. The road reopened about 5:30 p.m.

tgannon@timesreview.com

Route 58, Riverhead Police

TIM GANNON PHOTO | Both sedans involved in Monday’s crash sustained front-end damage.

Riverhead Ambulance, Riverhead Fire Department

TIM GANNON PHOTO | Both sedans involved in Monday’s crash sustained front-end damage.