10/28/13 6:02pm
10/28/2013 6:02 PM
PAUL SQUIRE PHOTO | A Riverhead detective investigates the scene of the East Main Street car accident that seriously injured an elderly pedestrian Friday afternoon.

PAUL SQUIRE PHOTO | A Riverhead detective investigates the scene of the East Main Street car accident that seriously injured an elderly pedestrian Monday afternoon.

Update: Police have identified the pedestrian struck and seriously injured Monday afternoon on East Main Street as 63-year-old Daniel Locastro of Riverhead.

The driver was identified by police as Barbara Guerin, 76, also of Riverhead.

Police said no criminality was suspected in the crash.

Original story: An elderly man crossing the street near Town Hall in Riverhead was struck by a car Monday afternoon and rushed to the hospital with serious injuries, Riverhead Town police said.

The man was crossing East Main Street near the intersection of Howell Avenue about 5:10 p.m. when he was hit by a green Hyundai Sonata sedan headed west, said Lt. David Lessard.

PAUL SQUIRE PHOTO | Ambulance volunteers rush the elderly victim to the hospital.

PAUL SQUIRE PHOTO | Ambulance volunteers rush the elderly victim to the hospital.

The victim suffered “serious injuries” in the crash, Lt. Lessard said. The man’s pulse stopped at the scene, but Riverhead ambulance volunteers were able to revive him using CPR, police at the scene said.

The victim was taken to Peconic Bay Medical Center by ambulance volunteers, Lt. Lessard said. Police at the scene said no arrests had been made, though the investigation was still ‘preliminary.’

Police closed East Main Street between Fischel Avenue and Prospect Place while they investigated the scene of the accident. The site of the crash was taped off, with two brown shoes still lying in the street.

One onlooker said he didn’t see the crash itself, but saw the victim lying in the road “and they weren’t even moving.”

“It’s crazy,” said Charles Davis, a local Reverend and resident.

Others watching the scene said cars travel too quickly down this stretch of East Main Street populated with two apartment complexes and a cluster of shops.

“[Drivers] are flying by here,” said Theadora Cohen, who lives up the road from the site of the accident. Several pedestrians have been struck and injured or killed near the scene of Friday’s crash in recent years, she said.

“They have to put up speed limit signs or something,” Ms. Cohen said. “They have to save lives here.”

psquire@timesreview.com

 

 

04/20/13 1:00pm
04/20/2013 1:00 PM

A 65-year-old Ridge man sustained non-life threatening injuries after crashing into a utility pole in Calverton early Saturday morning, Riverhead Town Police said.

A Riverhead police officer on a patrol in Calverton noticed a vehicle in the woods on the south side of Route 25, just west of Edwards Avenue, about 2:30 a.m., police said.

Upon inspection officers found the driver, Kenneth Fariello, conscious but dazed, police said. Riverhead Ambulance volunteers responded to the scene, finding Mr. Fariello’s condition was diminishing.

Riverhead Fire Department volunteers were called to the scene to assist in extricating Mr. Fariello from the vehicle, according to a report.

Mr. Fariello was transported to Peconic Bay Medical Center, and was later transferred to Stony Brook University Medical Center for non-life threatening injures, police said.

It was determined the vehicle, a Nissan pickup truck, was traveling westbound on Route 25 and left the road at some point, striking a utility pole and a dirt embankment before it came to rest in a small patch of woods, according to a report.

cmiller@timesreview.com

03/09/13 1:00pm
03/09/2013 1:00 PM

CARRIE MILLER PHOTO |  A speed limit sign on the ground where a Dodge pickup truck crashed early Saturday morning in Aquebogue.

A Cutchogue man was killed after losing control of his pickup truck and crashing into a tree on Sound Avenue early Saturday morning, Riverhead Town Police said.

Rigoberto Boror, 35, was traveling westbound on Sound Avenue when he lost control of his blue Dodge pickup truck, crashing into a tree on the north side of the lane, police said. The single-car accident happened just west of West Lane in Aquebogue, according to a report.

Mr. Boror was trapped inside the vehicle, sustaining severe injuries, police said.

Riverhead Fire Department volunteers, Riverhead Ambulance Corps and a Suffolk County Police Department MedEvac helicopter responded to the scene, officials said. Mr. Boror was transported by ambulance to Peconic Bay Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, officials said.

Anyone who may have witnessed the accident is asked to contact the Riverhead Police Detective Division at 727-4500 extension 332.

cmiller@timesreview.com

02/01/13 7:49pm
02/01/2013 7:49 PM
CARRIE MILLER PHOTO  |  Two cars collided at the intersection of Route 58 and Kroemer Avenue Friday night.

CARRIE MILLER PHOTO | Two cars collided at the intersection of Route 58 and Kroemer Avenue Friday night.

One man was injured after a two-vehicle crash near Applebee’s in Riverhead Friday night.

A gray Lexus and a green Saturn collided at the intersection of Route 58 and Kroemer Avenue at about 5:45 p.m., police said. One man in the Saturn suffered minor injuries and was taken to Peconic Bay Medical Center, police said.

Westbound traffic was diverted down Kroemer Avenue for about a half hour following the crash, police said.

01/31/13 12:30pm
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

01/19/13 2:34pm
01/19/2013 2:34 PM
JENNIFER GUSTAVSON PHOTO |

JENNIFER GUSTAVSON PHOTO | Riverhead Volunteer Ambulance transported the driver of this four-door sedan Saturday who was involved in an accident on Route 58.

A man was taken to Peconic Bay Medical Center Saturday afternoon following a car crash in Riverhead near the intersection of Mill Road and Route 58, Riverhead police said.

The accident occurred shortly after 2 p.m. when the man driving a four-door sedan and a female traveling in a Honda Crosstour collided near the Mobil gas station, police said.

The unidentified man was treated for a neck injury, officials said. No other injuries were reported.

jennifer@timesreview.com

01/12/13 12:48pm
01/12/2013 12:48 PM

GIANNA VOLPE PHOTO |  A Honda Civic is towed in Riverhead Saturday afternoon after a minor crash.

A two-car accident in Riverhead sent two drivers to the hospital for minor injuries Saturday afternoon, Riverhead Town Police said.

The drivers were transported to Peconic Bay Medical Center after a white Honda Civic heading north on Peconic Avenue collided with a red Chrysler Pacifica pulling out of the Riverside parking lot at about noon, officials on the scene said. Neither driver was seriously injured, police said.

01/11/13 6:40pm
01/11/2013 6:40 PM

PAUL SQUIRE PHOTO | Police briefly closed Main Road in Jamesport Friday evening after three people were injured in a two-car crash.

Three people were hospitalized with non-serious injuries after two cars collided on Main Road in Jamesport Friday evening, authorities said.

A silver Honda Accord was turning left into a Jamesport shopping center on Main Road about 5 p.m. when it was struck by a silver Toyota Camry traveling east on Main Road, Riverhead police said.

The man and woman driving in the Accord were stretchered out of the vehicle and taken to Peconic Bay Medical Center by Riverhead ambulance volunteers.

The man driving the Camry was also taken to PBMC, volunteers said. The victim’s injuries are not considered serious, authorities said.

Jamesport Fire Department was called to the scene to clean up liquid spilled from the vehicles. While authorities initially thought heavy rescue might have been needed, the victims were able to be pulled from the cars without extraction tools, according to discussions over ambulance radio.

Main Road was closed for about half an hour in both directions from South Jamesport to Washington Avenues while the scene was investigated and cleared.

psquire@timesreview.com