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.
Emergency personnel at the scene originally called for a medevac to have the victim transported to Stony Brook University Medical Center, but the helicopter could not fly because of the weather conditions, police said. The driver was transported via ambulance to Stony Brook. The extent of the man’s injuries were not immediately clear, police said.
Police were still trying to determine the cause of the accident, which involved a gray Honda sedan that was traveling east on Sound Avenue that collided with a westbound pickup truck that was towing a trailer filled with scrap metal, police said. The driver of the truck was uninjured.
The accident occurred east of Roanoka Avenue and west of Doctors Path at around 2 p.m.
Debris from the scrap metal was strewn on the side of the road and in the westbound lane of Sound Avenue.
Traffic was being detoured at Doctors Path and Roanoke as police investigate the scene.