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Apr 15, 2015 11:28 AMPublication: The Southampton Press

North Sea Family Sues Southampton Town For Negligence Following Crash

Apr 15, 2015 11:47 AM

A North Sea man plans to sue Southampton Town for negligence after a car accident outside his residence in January left him with permanent mental and physical disabilities.

According to a notice of claim filed on February 9, 2015, Robert Egan was injured outside his home at 35 Bridies Path on the evening of January 10. The two-car accident left him with permanent brain damage, spinal cord injuries, brain bleeding, and mental anguish, according to the notice, which asserts that the injuries were the result of the town’s failure to take seriously several requests for a stop sign or speed changes on the road.

Mr. Egan, 73, had to be airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital following the crash, in which a 17-year-old driver rear-ended Mr. Egan’s car as he was pulling out of his driveway. According to a statement from Southampton Town Police, the Southampton teenager, who had one passenger, was speeding south on Bridies Path at around 9 p.m. when his car struck Mr. Egan’s.

The notice of claim, which was filed by Priscilla A. Egan-Hofert and Carla A. Egan, dual powers of attorney for Mr. Egan, will be upgraded to a full lawsuit if the town does not respond. The notice of claim specifically names the Town Board, Director of Transportation and Traffic Safety Thomas F. Neely, and Superintendent of Highways Alex Gregor.

Southampton Town Attorney Tiffany Scarlato said the town has scheduled a hearing with Mr. Egan’s attorney, similar to a deposition, for later this month.

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So the teenager was speeding and somehow thats the towns fault. Ambulance chasers; can't live with em, can't shoot em.
By bird (769), Southampton on Apr 15, 15 10:21 PM
Bird, You should really know what really happened before you post a comment like that. This is what's wrong w/the world today. MYOB
By yoyokr (7), Southampton on Apr 22, 15 7:47 AM
Actually it is my business. Every time some ambulance chaser sues the town or anyone else my taxes go up, my insurance goes up, so it very much is my business.
By bird (769), Southampton on Apr 24, 15 2:13 PM
So, Your business it to post comments that contain incorrect facts? WOW, not good. I will pray for you my friend.

By yoyokr (7), Southampton on May 1, 15 12:50 PM