Women injured in Doctors Path crash after running stop sign

01/31/2013 12:30 PM |
PAUL SQUIRE PHOTO | Firefighters were called to extract a woman from a Doctors Path crash Thursday morning. A volunteer was able to free the victim without tools.

PAUL SQUIRE PHOTO | Firefighters were called to extract a woman from a Doctors Path crash Thursday morning. A volunteer was able to free the victim without tools.

Two elderly women were hospitalized after running a stop sign on Doctors Path and crashing into a rental truck Thursday morning, police said.

The driver of the Chevy Malibu was headed east on Doctors Path when she went through the stop sign at the intersection of the road and Northville Turnpike about 10:30 a.m., authorities said.

A rental truck traveling south on Northville Turnpike collided with the car as it crossed the road, crumpling the driver side door of the Malibu, police said.

Riverhead firefighters were called to the scene when emergency officials couldn’t pull open the driver’s door to get the victim out. Heavy Rescue crews arrived on the scene, but a firefighter was able to open the door without needing extraction tools, fire officials said.

The women inside the vehicle did not appear to suffer serious injuries, but were taken to Peconic Bay Medical Center for treatment, police said. The driver of the rental truck was not hurt in the crash, police said.

A police officer at the scene said no tickets or fines were issued.

psquire@timesreview.com