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Head-On Crash In Westhampton Sends Two To Hospital

Publication: The Southampton Press
By Erin McKinley   Mar 29, 2013 10:41 AM
Mar 29, 2013 1:09 PM

UPDATE: Friday, 1 p.m.

The head-on crash was caused when a 26-year-old man crossed the double yellow line while traveling north in his 2003 Chevrolet Impala and hit a 2001 Ford Crown Victoria, which was heading south and being driven by the 85-year-old woman, according to Westhampton Beach Police Lieutenant Trevor Gonce.

The woman was transported to Peconic Bay Medical Center by the Westhampton Memorial Ambulance for head and hand injuries suffered when the car’s airbag deployed. The man, who was issued a summons for failing to maintain his lane, was also transported to Peconic Bay but by the East Quogue Fire Department ambulance. He suffered head and neck injuries after hitting the windshield, Lt. Gonce said.

Police, who have not identified the drivers, said no additional charges will be filed against man.

Also on Friday morning, Westhampton Beach Police responded to the scene of a separate accident involving a Westhampton Beach Fire Department fire truck.

At approximately 8:26 a.m., the fire truck was responding to the scene of an automatic alarm in West Hampton Dunes when it collided with a work van on Dune Road. There were no injuries and police are investigating the accident.

ORIGINAL STORY

Two people were transported to the Peconic Bay Medical Center for treatment of head and neck injuries on Friday morning after a head-on collision in Westhampton Beach.

The call was received by the Westhampton Beach Fire Department at 8:46 a.m., according to 2nd Assistant Chief Bo Overton. When arriving at the scene, fire officials said a man in his mid-20s and an elderly woman collided head-on at the intersection of Brook Road and Sunset Avenue in the village.

Both drivers suffered minor injuries, Mr. Overton said, and were taken to the Riverhead hospital by the Westhampton War Memorial Ambulance. They did not have any passengers.

Westhampton Beach Village Police are still investigating the cause of the accident.

Sunset Avenue was reopened to cars at around 9:30 a.m., officials said.

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In other news "Quogue Village resident Paul R. Heiselman has been named as the new manager of the TD Bank branch in Westhampton Beach." I figured everyone needed a little dose this morning.
By ba (43), speonk on Mar 29, 13 10:51 AM
Thank you Paul for that wonderful little dose of self promotion
By itsamazing (153), Southampton on Mar 29, 13 12:07 PM
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