Woman hospitalized after crash on Northville Tpke.

12/12/2012 1:40 PM |

PAUL SQUIRE PHOTO | The driver of this Mitsubishi Lancer was not injured in a two-car accident Wednesday afternoon, though the passenger in another vehicle was hospitalized.

A woman was hospitalized Wednesday afternoon after the car driven by a young woman bringing a cupcake to her mother at work was struck by a pickup truck at the intersection of Ostrander Avenue and Northville Turnpike.

The woman was driving a blue Mitsubishi Lancer north on Northville Turnpike about 12:20 p.m. when the vehicle collided with a Mazda B2500 pickup truck traveling south on Ostrander Avenue, police said.

The truck spun and crashed into a stop sign and street sign at the intersection, police said.

The young woman in the Mitsubishi said she was uninjured in the accident, though the vehicle’s hood was crunched in. The male driver of the truck was also not injured, though his female passenger “complained of pain” and was taken by the Riverhead Volunteer Ambulance Corps to Peconic Bay Medical Center, police said.

Police at the scene could not provide details on the woman’s condition.

The driver of the Mitsubishi had been driving to deliver a cupcake to her mother at work when the accident occurred, the driver’s mother said after the crash.

The mother, who later arrived on scene to help clean out the damaged car, said the driver of the truck drove through a stop sign.

She also said the intersection is dangerous.

“They need to put a traffic light there,” she said.

Police briefly diverted traffic away from the scene as clean-up crews removed the damaged vehicles. The road was reopened by 1 p.m.

psquire@timesreview.com

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