Three people hospitalized after West Main Street crash

01/19/2012 11:21 AM |

PAUL SQUIRE PHOTO | The crash scene at Kroemer Avenue and Route 25 Thursday.

A two-car crash at the intersection of West Main Street and Kroemer Avenue sent three people to Peconic Bay Medical Center for non life-threatening injuries Thursday morning, officials said.

According to police at the scene, a man driving a Hampton Town Taxi minivan and heading south on Kroemer Avenue onto Forge Road was T-boned by an eastbound Saturn sedan carrying two women on West Main Street.

The van’s passenger-side door was crushed and one of its tires snapped off. The car’s front-end was destroyed and both airbags deployed.

Riverhead and Wading River fire and ambulance workers arrived on the scene shortly after the 10 a.m. crash, with Riverhead firefighters using a Jaws of Life tool to extract both women from the car.

There was no a passenger in the taxi, a Dodge Grand Caravan, police said.

There’s no light at the intersection, though there are stop signs on Kroemer Avenue. No violations were issued and no criminality was suspected, police at the scene said.

The eastbound lane of West Main Street was closed while authorities cleaned up the scene.

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