Ridge man crashes into utility pole early Saturday morning

A 65-year-old Ridge man sustained non-life threatening injuries after crashing into a utility pole in Calverton early Saturday morning, Riverhead Town Police said.

A Riverhead police officer on a patrol in Calverton noticed a vehicle in the woods on the south side of Route 25, just west of Edwards Avenue, about 2:30 a.m., police said.

Upon inspection officers found the driver, Kenneth Fariello, conscious but dazed, police said. Riverhead Ambulance volunteers responded to the scene, finding Mr. Fariello’s condition was diminishing.

Riverhead Fire Department volunteers were called to the scene to assist in extricating Mr. Fariello from the vehicle, according to a report.

Mr. Fariello was transported to Peconic Bay Medical Center, and was later transferred to Stony Brook University Medical Center for non-life threatening injures, police said.

It was determined the vehicle, a Nissan pickup truck, was traveling westbound on Route 25 and left the road at some point, striking a utility pole and a dirt embankment before it came to rest in a small patch of woods, according to a report.

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