Three injured, one girl ‘seriously,’ in Riverhead two-car crash

07/23/2013 5:41 PM |
CLAIRE LEADEN PHOTO | The driver of this car, along with two others in a second vehicle, were hospitalized after a car accident Tuesday afternoon.

CLAIRE LEADEN PHOTO | The driver of this Nissan Versa, along with two others in a second vehicle, were hospitalized after a car accident Tuesday afternoon.

Three people were injured — including a 17-year-old girl who was more seriously hurt  — in a two-car accident in Riverhead Tuesday afternoon, Riverhead Town police and emergency officials said.

The crash occurred near the Saf-T-Swim shopping center about 4 p.m. when a red Nissan Versa driving north on Kroemer Avenue collided with a green Mercury Mystique sedan making a left turn out of the parking lot, police at the scene said.

The teenaged passenger of the Mercury was “pretty seriously” hurt, said Riverhead Volunteer Ambulance Corps chief Joseph Oliver. She was going in and out of consciousness after the crash and was rushed to Peconic Bay Medical Center by Riverhead ambulance volunteers, police said.

The two drivers of the Mercury and the Nissan were also taken to PBMC by volunteers with the Riverhead and Flanders Northampton Ambulance Corps, respectively, police said.

An update on the victim’s conditions was not immediately available. Police said the driver of the Mercury was issued a summons for driving out of class, but no arrests were made.

psquire@timesreview.com