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Aug 3, 2015 3:40 PMPublication: The Southampton Press

UPDATE: Seven Children Treated For Injuries Following Two-Car Crash In Southampton Village

A two car accident at the corner of Windmill Lane and Hill Street in Southampton Village sent several people to the hospital on Monday afternoon. DANA SHAW
Aug 5, 2015 7:50 AM

UPDATE: Monday, 4:45 p.m.

Seven children were taken to the hospital as a result of the accident, in which a 2001 Jeep Wrangler and a 2010 Mercedes-Benz collided, according to a press release from Detective Sergeant Herman Lamison of the Southampton Village Police.

The accident occurred at 2:49 p.m. at the intersection of Hill Street and Windmill Lane. The Southampton Fire Department and the Southampton Village Volunteer Ambulance, Hampton Bays Volunteer Ambulance, and Southampton Volunteer Ambulance all responded to the scene. Seven children, with the youngest 5 years old, were transported to Southampton Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. The road was closed for approximately one-half hour.

Original Story

Several people were taken to Southampton Hospital with minor injuries following a two-car crash on Windmill Lane in Southampton Village Monday afternoon.

It is unclear what caused the accident at the intersection of Windmill Lane and Hill Street that closed the intersection for approximately 10 minutes, according to First Assistant Chief Chris Brenner of the Southampton Fire Department.

No other information was available.

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The speed limit there is what, 20 mph? Which one was trying to beat the light......
By bettyboo (38), Southampton on Aug 3, 15 5:15 PM
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Its August. Must I tell you who was trying to beat the light.
By Summer Resident (245), Southampton N.Y. on Aug 4, 15 12:09 AM
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Light shmight , get out of my way!
By bigfresh (4548), north sea on Aug 4, 15 5:42 AM
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I'm sure it was the Mercedes making a right turn. Upscale car owners think they always have the right of way
By hamptonsnrcit (47), sag harbor on Aug 4, 15 8:14 AM
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Ignorant post.
By johnj (1017), Westhampton on Aug 4, 15 12:13 PM
People coming from the direction of Agawam making the left onto Hill Street ALWAYS cut off cars making the right onto Hill Street at this intersection. They speed right at you as if they have the right of way. I have almost been hit several times and I'm surprised there aren't more accidents there.
By BusyMommy (2), Southampton on Aug 4, 15 10:20 AM
I'm glad the accident was not worse and the children are OK.
By Toma Noku (616), Southampton on Aug 4, 15 10:22 AM
This is for hamptonsnrcit: I drive a Mercedes (used) and am a local resident. I do not feel I am an "upscale" car owner nor do I feel I "always have the right of way". I do use judgment and do not discriminate of the basis of anything. Perhaps you might give that some thought.
By 16945 (15), Riverhead on Aug 4, 15 1:10 PM
That intersection is a nightmare. I very often have to make the left turn from Agawam onto Hill Street, and while I don't speed up to make the turn, it can be challenging to make that left turn - between the people from Windmill turning left onto Jobs, or going straight across - it can be a very small window of opportunity to make the turn. I'm not saying it's right to speed up, but I also see plenty of times when I'm in the midst of making the left that people turning right from Windmill to Hill ...more
By MrsD (52), Hampton Bays on Aug 4, 15 5:05 PM
There's nothing wrong with that intersection...except for the drivers using it. Turning from Agawam to Hill just put on your turn signal and move to the center of the intersection; when any southbound traffic passes, complete making your turn. Cars turning from Windmill to Hill have the right of way over those going from Agawam to Hill.

Any traffic turning from Windmill to Jobs should be passing you to both of your right sides. There is certainly no reason to speed up and all this is ...more
By VOS (1224), WHB on Aug 5, 15 1:53 AM
I agree that the problem rests with the drivers using it - unfortunately, despite my doing exactly as you indicate when trying to turn from Agawam to Hill, there are always people who either don't use their turn signal, or they decide at the very last second (probably because they see how backed up the traffic is) not to turn onto Jobs but don't bother to turn off their signal and just dash across. And while turning right from Windmill to Hill does have the right of way, given the non-stop stream ...more
By MrsD (52), Hampton Bays on Aug 5, 15 11:28 AM
Courtesy will return after Labor Day ---- during the week at least!
By bigfresh (4548), north sea on Aug 4, 15 5:59 PM
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Folks: either you saw the accident or you didn't. What is wrong with you idiots?
By nazznazz (276), east hampton on Aug 4, 15 11:24 PM
7 children in the car? Pretty spacious car
By bb (907), Hampton Bays on Aug 6, 15 12:11 PM
Bet there were kids without seat belts and car seats-I'm also amazed there are no names of the drivers-cover up.
By westhamptonboy (227), Westhampton on Aug 9, 15 1:06 PM
There have been a lot of comments that have just disappeared lately. Not sure if One of the drivers identified himself in a comment just above but it has since been removed in it's entirety. Not sure if there is a glitch in the 27East software or if the censors are now removing all evidence of a post.
Aug 10, 15 5:09 PM appended by bird
The above should have read " One of the drivers DID identify himself..."
By bird (817), Sag Harbor on Aug 10, 15 5:09 PM
driver of the jeep posted over the weekend using profanity-he was deleted
By westhamptonboy (227), Westhampton on Aug 11, 15 7:50 AM
Yes - wondering if any of the children were wearing seatbelts - doubtful in a jeep and doubtful for that number of children - driver with seven kids without seatbelts already breaking the law...
By Vikki K (490), Southampton on Aug 15, 15 10:40 AM
Additionally I do understand the Mercedes rant above - those of you with the old Mercedes are NOT the offenders - who usually leave their cars out of season at your East End home - these are the newer cars the critic was referring to am fairly certain - and generally speaking - the more expensive the car - the less the owner knows how to drive.

Unless you are one of our undocumented drivers driving without a license your employer's SUV and when you hit-and-run a woman (a nun for God's ...more
By Vikki K (490), Southampton on Aug 15, 15 10:52 AM
This comment has been removed because it is a duplicate, off-topic or contains inappropriate content.
By S'hamptonNative (83), Southampton on Aug 15, 15 10:58 AM
Vikki seems to have her facts wrong
By westhamptonboy (227), Westhampton on Aug 15, 15 11:55 AM
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