Driver airlifted after medical emergency leads to crash

10/14/2013 7:54 PM |
CARRIE MILLER PHOTO | About 50 fire department volunteers were called to the scene of the rollover accident Monday night.

CARRIE MILLER PHOTO | About 50 fire department volunteers were called to the scene of the rollover accident Monday night.

A diabetic man driving with his dog in Calverton had a medical emergency when he flipped his car, sending him to Stony Brook University Hospital on Monday night.

According to Riverhead police, the man was driving eastbound on Route 25 just before 7 p.m. when the accident occurred, shutting down the road for over an hour. A helicopter picked up the man around 7:50 p.m. at FedEx on Edwards Avenue.

The man’s injuries were not extensive, according to police, despite the hard crash.

“This car was on its roof when we got here,” said first assistant chief with the Riverhead Fire Department, Kevin Brooks. “He rolled it all right.”

Traffic was closed between Edwards Avenue and Manor Road.

The man’s dog, Daisy, was not injured in the crash, and was taken home with a firefighter for the time being.

Carrie Miller contributed to this report.

COURTESY PHOTO | Members of the RVAC on scene Monday night.

COURTESY PHOTO | Members of the RVAC on scene Monday night.