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Update Tuesday 3:30 p.m.: The 20-year-old man who was seriously injured in a rollover accident on Route 105 Monday afternoon is now in “fair condition” at a local hospital, authorities said.

John Cruz, 20, of Riverhead was injured when he lost control of his Infiniti sedan while driving south shortly after 3 p.m., according to Sgt. Jill Kubetz. Investigators believe speeding was the cause of the crash, she said.

Mr. Cruz was airlifted to Stony Brook University hospital where he is now in fair condition, meaning his vital signs are stable and his outlook is positive, a hospital spokesperson said.

Original story: A man lost control of his vehicle while driving southbound on County Route 105 Monday afternoon in Riverhead, causing it to tumble and roll more than 100 yards, according to Riverhead Police Lt. David Lessard. READ

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The driver of this overturned vehicle on Route 25 escaped serious harm Saturday afternoon. (Credit: Paul Squire)

The driver of this overturned vehicle on Main Road escaped serious harm late Saturday morning. (Credit: Paul Squire)

A driver barreled through a row of potted plants at a Main Road nursery in Aquebogue Saturday morning before crashing into a tree and flipping his SUV, Riverhead Town police said.

The man walked away with only a cut on his hand, police said. No one else was hurt in the crash, said Sgt. Thomas Lessard.  (more…)

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Emergency workers try to free the driver from a sedan after a crash on Sound Avenue Friday. (Credit: Liz Person)

Update: An 86-year-old Ridge man who was at the wheel a 2010 Infiniti G37 Friday when he inexplicably swerved into oncoming traffic and crashed into other vehicle before careening off the roadway suffered non-life threatening injuries, Riverhead Town police said.

Joseph Lamicela was heading east on Sound Avenue at the time of the 2 p.m. crash, police said. He was taken to Stony Brook University Hospital.

A 44-year-old driver of a Ford pickup that was towing a trailer Mr. Lamicela’s car had crashed into was not injured.

No reason for determined for why Mr. Lamicela swerved into the westbound lanes. No violations were issued.

Police are asking anyone with information call 631-727-4500.

Correction: An earlier version of this update gave the wrong time of the crash.

Original story: A two-vehicle accident on Sound Avenue in Riverhead Friday afternoon left one man injured, Riverhead Town police said. (more…)