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Sep 15, 2012 3:07 PMPublication: The Southampton Press

Flanders Road Reopens Following Two-Car Accident On Saturday

Sep 19, 2012 1:04 PM

Flanders Road was closed in both directions between Ludlam and Vail avenues for about an hour on Saturday afternoon as emergency workers cleared a two-car crash that left both drivers and one passenger with minor injuries.

Charlene Sequen, 54, of Aquebogue was heading south on Flanders Road in her 2009 Jeep shortly before 1:30 p.m. when she became distracted and swerved into the northbound lane, side-swiping a 2011 Jeep, which then veered off the road, hit a utility pole and flipped onto its side, according to Southampton Town Police Sergeant Mike Zarro. The pole snapped and landed on top of the overturned Jeep, leaving wires strung across the road.

Stephen Flynn, 47, of Stony Brook was driving the 2011 Jeep, and had his 8-year-old son in the vehicle at the time, according to police. The woman had no passengers in her vehicle. All were able to exit their Jeeps on their own, police said.

Some of the injured were transported by ambulance to the Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead for examination, Sgt. Zarro said. He did not know if all three required medical attention.

On Tuesday afternoon, Southampton Town Police Sergeant Michael Joyce said he did not know whether charges had been filed as a result of the accident.

Tow trucks pulled away the wreckage on Saturday afternoon while police waited for Long Island Power Authority workers to repair the pole. Flanders Road reopened at around 2:30 p.m.

The Flanders and Riverhead fire departments, and the Flanders-Northampton and Riverhead Volunteer Ambulance companies all responded to the scene

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Three injured. Two vehicles, one overturned with a utility pole on top. Wires all over the road. Cleared in an hour. Has NASCAR consultants been hired by the Town?
By loading... (533), quiogue on Sep 15, 12 3:55 PM
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Distracted drivers have been causing a lot of accidents this year. Please, pay attention to your driving everyone. And, I'll try to do better too. No more scanning Southampton Press headlines while driving for me.
By goldenrod (505), southampton on Sep 15, 12 7:05 PM
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