A Bayport man involved in a head-on car crash that killed a Flanders woman in January 2014 will have all charges related to the crash dropped after completing 140 hours of community service, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office. READ
A Baiting Hollow woman who crashed into a tree while driving on Edwards Avenue succumbed to her injuries early Monday, Riverhead Town police said.
Route 105 is closed in both directions south of Main Road after a head-on car crash occurred around 8:30 this morning. READ
The driver who allegedly collided head-on with a Riverhead police sergeant’s vehicle while high on drugs is being held on $10,000 bail after pleading not guilty to misdemeanor charges, according to town court documents. READ
A husband, wife and infant were transported to Peconic Bay Medical Center with minor injuries after they were involved in a car accident just west of the Route 58 traffic circle on Tuesday afternoon. READ
A woman was airlifted and three people were taken to the hospital following a two-car crash Saturday in Jamesport, Riverhead Town police said.
The scene of a seven-car pileup in Jamesport early last month. (Credit: Grant Parpan, file)
Ben Jones has for decades been on a crusade to get action on tailgating.
Mr. Jones, a paramedic on Shelter Island — and at 92 the oldest paramedic in New York State and probably in the U.S.— notes that according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration “a stunning 40 percent of all motor vehicle accidents are caused by rear-ending the vehicle in front or swerving and skidding suddenly from side to side to avoid doing so.”
Early on as a paramedic, Mr. Jones became aware of this major traffic safety issue. (more…)
A Riverhead man was arrested on drug charges and traffic violations after fleeing the scene of a motor vehicle accident Sunday afternoon, Riverhead police said.
Alfred Cowell, 34, was driving a 2000 Nissan Maxima shortly before 3:40 p.m. when the crash occurred, police said. A witness — not involved in the accident — used their “OnStar” service to report the incident to police, officials said.