UPDATE: 80-Year-Old Admitted to Stony Brook with Serious Injuries, Police Say

Three other occupants of a vehicle that hit a parked truck were released with minor injuries.

Update, Tuesday, 11:45 a.m.: John Glennon, an 80-year-old passenger involved in Monday afternoon's accident in Amagansett has been admitted to the hospital with serious injuries, according to East Hampton Town police.

Glennon is listed in critical condition, according to Stony Brook University Medical Center. He was flown to the hospital in a Medevac helicopter after the accident, which was reported to police at 4:03 p.m.

Detective Lt. Chris Anderson said a 2012 Chevrolet Avalanche, driven west by Eleanor Glennon, 81, struck a commercial truck, parked on the westbound side of Cranberry Hole Road. Anderson said the truck — a 2004 GMC — was unoccupied and left partially in the roadway.

Eleanor Glennon and two children, 6 and 7 years old, were transported to Southampton Hospital with minor injuries, and released, police said.

"We're exploring the possibility that sun glare played a role," Anderson said.

While no violations of the Vehicle and Traffic Law were issued, Anderson said that the truck's owner was sited. The Suffolk County Police Department's Highway Patrol Unit issued 16 violations of the Code of Federal Regulations to DJ Whelan Corp., all having to do with equipment on the truck.

The county police unit was called to inspect the vehicle at the scene of the accident, Anderson said. The unit handles inspections of commercial vehicles.

The truck cannot be used until the CFR violations are corrected, he said.

Previously: A Medevac helicopter landed in the field behind the Amagansett Fire Department at 4:35 p.m., after an accident on Cranberry Hole Road in Amagansett on Monday afternoon.

Three ambulances were called to the scene of the accident, including one from the Montauk Fire Department, which arrived just before 4:30 p.m.

One patient was taken by ambulance to the helicopter landing zone to be transported to Stony Brook University Medical Center. At least one other patient was transported to Southampton Hospital.

Cranberry Hole Road is closed, though it could not be immediately confirmed between which roads.

East Hampton Town police are on scene. Chief Ed Ecker, who was not on scene, said he believed the accident involved one car, with four occupants, that hit a parked truck.

Check back for more information as it becomes available.

Mojo January 07, 2013 at 09:56 PM
God bless. Hope everyone is ok
Marie Louchard January 08, 2013 at 12:33 AM
And @ 4:40pm a stupid guy passed me on double lane at same road. Hope this guy at the VW black get what he deserves soon.
Vini Rosso January 08, 2013 at 03:47 AM
bet Tom Fields was there. Vote for Tom Field. So many years of serving the whole east end. Thanks Tom
Johnny Messina January 08, 2013 at 03:12 PM
Tom is the best!!!!
Steve Coleman January 08, 2013 at 03:14 PM
@Marie Louchard Wait... someone went around you, and that makes you furious? So furious that you write you hope he "Gets what he deserves soon", in an article about a CAR CRASH??? Holy god get over yourself, captain road rage.
Dee Bins January 08, 2013 at 03:42 PM
Americans have such entitlement, ownership issues! You don't own the roadways. You use them. You share them. If you want to drive leisurely - fine. Everyone feels that way on occasion, but move aside when someone else is trying to get somewhere quickly. We all experience that need too. BE KIND, BE THOUGHTFUL, or just continue to be foolish. PS - If you are concerned about someone else breaking the law, try not to be a party to their error, or else sign up with law enforcement. Dee
CUL8R January 08, 2013 at 05:37 PM
Would be nice if we could pay some respect to the victims in this accident as opposed to talking about road rage and 2012 person of the year, neither of which have anything to do with this accident!
Marie Louchard January 08, 2013 at 06:13 PM
Steve, I didn't say it that makes me furious, I just think there is no respect of any kind in this town. Do you know how many people was killed in a very short period in our town by car accidents?!? Do you have a problem in respecting the law?! I do respect and I won't be in a rage like you are saying about me. Maybe you were in that car. Hummmm.....
Michele Jordan January 08, 2013 at 07:40 PM
cindy January 08, 2013 at 07:47 PM
What does "Americans" have to do with it? I have seen many Foreign drivers feel they are entitled to drive instead realizing it is s privilege not a right. Let's look at like it was s sad accident and thankful we are not preparing a funeral. Be safe on the road. All people. ... Americans included. ....
S.B. Bonacker January 08, 2013 at 08:09 PM
I'm really concerned about the number of trucks that I see parked on the side of the road, often sticking way out! In a rounded curve and sunglare situation, this is the making for a serious accident. I hope the police are going to crack down on this and ticket these trucks up the wazoo!
maryb January 08, 2013 at 09:05 PM
My thoughts and prayers go out to the whole Glennon family. I hope Mr. Glennon makes a full and quick recovery.
Jean Lohrius January 08, 2013 at 09:14 PM
What part of Cranberry Hole Road did this happen? At the beginning of the road and Montauk Hwy?
deb Follenius January 08, 2013 at 10:24 PM
wow,get real people.Lets all just wish the best for the party involved.Your anger needs venting in some other way.And yes we thank all E.M.T's and responders,they truly are a blessing.So instead of angry remarks go and find someone who may work as emt,ambulance driver,police officer,or fireman and shake their hand and THANK THEM. I bet you you would feel a whole lot better.
Janice Badkin January 08, 2013 at 11:19 PM
Our prayers are with you, Jack & Ellie. God Bless and let us know if we can be of any assistance.
Dianne Ryan January 09, 2013 at 06:43 PM
There was another accident like this on Cranberry Hole Road just a few years ago. Sun glare, commercial trailer parked partly on the road, car hit trailer, woman driver eventually died from her injuries after never leaving the hospital.
CUL8R January 09, 2013 at 07:35 PM
Too many cars/trucks/work vechicles parked partially in the roadway on the roads! Roads should be kept free, clear & passable, not clogged up by parked vehicles!
cindy January 10, 2013 at 12:19 PM
What does "Americans" have to do with it? I have seen many Foreign drivers feel they are entitled to drive instead realizing it is s privilege not a right. Let's look at like it was s sad accident and thankful we are not preparing a funeral. Be safe on the road. All people. ... Americans included.
tom January 10, 2013 at 03:20 PM
Agreed...I've lived here for only 10 years, but I've never seen a place where it is acceptable for (mostly) landscapers to park with vehicles & equipment partially on the roadway with no traffic cones, warning signs, or flagmen.The police need to enforce the DOT rules and require these contractors to comply with the rules just like KeySpan, Cablevision, etc. do.


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