Woman hospitalized after ‘domino’ crash on Route 58

PAUL SQUIRE PHOTO | A woman was hospitalized Wednesday afternoon after three cars crashed on Route 58.

A three-car chain reaction crash caused by dangerous weather conditions on Route 58 sent a woman to an area hospital Wednesday afternoon, Riverhead police said.

The crash occurred about 3:10 p.m., when one vehicle crashed into the back of another vehicle, which then crashed into a car on Route 58 “like a domino effect,” police at the scene said.

The victim was taken to Peconic Bay Medical Center by Riverhead ambulance volunteers for treatment of non life-threatening injuries, police said.

The accident was caused by slippery road conditions due to the nor’easter that has begun to hit Riverhead, police said.

No one was charged in the accident.

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