1 person hospitalized after glare causes crash in Wading River


One person was sent to John T. Mather Memorial Hospital in Port Jefferson with minor injuries Friday evening after their Nissan Altima struck the back of a Jeep Patriot while driving westbound on Route 25A in Wading River, Riverhead Police said.

The driver of the Nissan Altima told police the glare from the sun caused them to crash into the back of the Jeep Patriot shortly after 5 p.m. in front of the King Kullen Shopping Center, an officer at the scene of the accident said. Police said the driver of the Jeep Patriot was not injured and that neither car contained any passengers.

Both Riverhead Police and the Wading River Fire Department responded to the scene.

Traffic was moving in both directions on Route 25a in Wading River as of 5:30 p.m.

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