09/30/13 1:47pm
09/30/2013 1:47 PM
RACHEL YOUNG PHOTO | Four teens were hospitalized on Monday after a car crash in Aquebogue.

RACHEL YOUNG PHOTO | Four teens were hospitalized on Monday after a car crash in Aquebogue.

Four teens driving in a Nissan Altima early this afternoon were sent to Peconic Bay Medical Center with minor injuries after the driver veered off Peconic Bay Boulevard and into the woods, flipping the car on its side.

The driver of the car, a 16-year-old male, told police he swerved off the road to avoid a deer as he was driving eastbound just east of Sunup Trail in Aquebogue.

The passengers in the car included three other males, two more 16-year-olds and one 19-year-old.

Police said one arrest was made at the scene, but declined to provide details.

The Altima rolled onto its side during the accident, which occurred about 12:45 p.m. An open black trash bag was spotted next to the car, with a couple of Heineken bottles; however, police would not comment on circumstances leading to the crash.

Police said the accident is under investigation.

RACHEL YOUNG PHOTO | Tree branches around a Nissan Altima had to be cleared on Monday to get it out of the woods.

RACHEL YOUNG PHOTO | Tree branches around a Nissan Altima had to be cleared on Monday to get it out of the woods.

09/20/13 4:25pm
09/20/2013 4:25 PM
RACHEL YOUNG PHOTO | The site of a car crash Friday afternoon in Jamesport.

RACHEL YOUNG PHOTO | The site of a car crash Friday afternoon in Jamesport.

Four people were sent to the hospital after a four-door sedan crashed into a telephone pole shortly after 3 p.m. in Jamesport.

According to Riverhead police, the car was heading eastbound, just east of Jamesport Vineyards, when it veered off the road and into the pole.

Police are still investigating the cause of the crash, which shut down Main Road for close to an hour while traffic was diverted around the scene.

Police said the driver and passengers of the car were sent to Peconic Bay Medical Center by Mattituck Ambulance for non-life threatening injuries.

LIPA was on scene repairing the pole, and as of 4:15 p.m., Main Road had been cleared back up.

RACHEL YOUNG PHOTO | A car is towed away after its driver hit a telephone pole on Main Road today.

RACHEL YOUNG PHOTO | A car is towed away after its driver hit a telephone pole on Main Road today.

07/23/13 5:41pm
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.

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08/30/12 12:55pm
08/30/2012 12:55 PM

PAUL SQUIRE PHOTO | Two people were hospitalized after four cars crashed on Middle Country Road in Calverton Thursday morning.

Two people, including a pregnant woman, were hospitalized Thursday afternoon after four vehicles crashed on Middle Country Road in Calverton, police said.

The crash occurred about 11:50 a.m. when a driver “took his eyes off the road” and slammed into the back of another vehicle stopped in traffic near Windy Acres farm stand, police at the scene said. The rear-end collision caused the car to crash into another vehicle, which then hit another vehicle, which hit another. Four cars in total were involved in the accident, police said.

A driver of one of the cars was taken to Peconic Bay Medical Center with minor neck and back injuries, while a pregnant passenger in another vehicle was hospitalized for observation after the accident, police said.

An officer at the scene interviewed the driver who started the crash and determined he had not been texting when the accident occurred. Police issued no tickets or citations as a result of the incident.

About half an hour later, two vehicles collided at the intersection of Route 58 and Harrison Avenue. No one was seriously injured in the accident, with both drivers walking outside of their cars after the crash.

One of the drivers at the scene complained of neck pain.

The accident caused traffic delays along Old Country Road.

08/15/12 3:58pm
08/15/2012 3:58 PM

PAUL SQUIRE PHOTO | Two people were hospitalized after a rollover accident on Manor Road in Calverton Wednesday afternoon.

A rollover accident in Calverton sent two men to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries Wednesday afternoon.

The two men were driving a black Nissan Sentra SR sedan southbound on Manor Road about 2:30 p.m. when the car flipped and came to rest on its side, police at the scene said.

Police said they believe wet roads may have played a part in the accident.

Riverhead firefighters and ambulance personnel were called to scene to treat the victims. Firefighters had to cut off the roof of the vehicle to free the passenger of the sedan, who was unable to escape from the wreck on his own.

The two victims were taken to Peconic Bay Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

Officials briefly closed Manor Road between Route 25 and Middle Road. The road was reopened about 3 p.m. as towing crews removed the wreckage.

 

07/28/12 4:30pm
07/28/2012 4:30 PM

A 21-year-old  man flipped his car and crashed it into a telephone pole shortly after police received a telephone call saying he was driving erratically near the Lewin Hills neighborhood of Wading River early Saturday morning, Riverhead Town Police said.

David Osborn Jr. of Wading River was not arrested after police determined excessive speed was the only reason for the accident, police said. The road remained closed for more than 13 hours after the 2 a.m. crash as LIPA workers attempted to fix the damaged pole.

A Riverhead police officer, who had received a report that a car was being driven erratically in the Lewin Hills neighborhood of Wading River, spotted Mr. Osborn driving the car on Hulse Landing Road near North Wading River Road just before the crash, police said.

The officer observed the car leaving the roadway and crashing into the telephone pole, before flipping over onto its roof.

Both Mr. Osborn and his passenger, 17-year-old Eric Witt of Wading River, were treated by Wading River Fire Department Ambulance workers at the scene for non-life threatening injuries sustained in the crash. They were then transported to Stony Brook University Medical Center.

07/24/12 12:00pm
07/24/2012 12:00 PM

SOUTHAMPTON POLICE PHOTO | Police are looking for Carlos Armando Ixpec-Chitay in connection with a fatal hit-and-run in Water Mill July 9.

Suffolk County Crimestoppers is offering a $5,000 reward to anyone with information leading to the arrest of a 30-year-old man suspected in a fatal hit-and-run in Water Mill July 9.

Police are looking for Carlos Armando Ixpec-Chitay, who they say is known to frequent Riverhead. He is about 5-foot-7, 140 pounds with dark brown/black hair and brown eyes.

The accident on Rose Hill Road in Water Mill left Sister Jacqueline Walsh dead. On retreat with her colleagues from the Sisters of Mercy of Syosset, she was walking in the vicinity of the sanctuary where she was staying when she was hit by a car, police said. The driver did not stop, police said.

Police are asking for anyone with information to call Southampton Town Police Detectives at 631-702-2230 or email crimetips@southamptontownny.gov. All tips are confidential.

07/01/12 11:40am
07/01/2012 11:40 AM

GLEN SHERMAN PHOTO | Police say a man fell asleep at the wheel before crashing into a tree in front of Cliff’s Rendezvous Sunday morning.

A car crashed into a tree  on the sidewalk in front of Cliff’s Rendezvous restaurant on East Main Street in downtown Riverhead Sunday at about 6:30 a.m., Riverhead Town Police said.

The driver of the car, who was not charged with anything, fell asleep at the wheel, police said.

Riverhead Volunteer Ambulance was called to the scene but information on the driver’s condition was not immediately available, according to police.