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Bicyclist Seriously Injured in Collision Saturday in Springs

Cause of the car vs. bicyclist accident is under investigation, East Hampton Town police say.

Police are investigating an accident that seriously injured a bicyclist in Springs Saturday afternoon.

East Hampton Town Police Department detectives said a station wagon hit a woman bicycling on Three Mile Harbor-Hog Creek Road, near Gann Road, at about 12:25 p.m. Both were traveling north.

Antemaria D. Katcher, 65, of East Hampton, was behind the wheel of the 2006 Subaru station wagon when she hit Kathryn Jones, 58, of New York City, police said.

The Springs Fire Department treated Jones at the scene. She was then transported by a Suffolk County Police helicopter to Stony Brook University Hospital.

Police said she was listed in stable, but critical condition.

Katcher was not injured.

Police are continuing to investigate what caused the collision. The Subaru was impounded for a safety inspection.

Anyone who may have witnessed the accident is asked to contact East Hampton Town police at 631-537-7575.
Barbara Feldman October 06, 2013 at 09:54 AM
I'm surprised this hasn't happened before. Three Mile Harbor is narrow, windy, vision is limited, and there is nowhere for a car OR a bicycle to go to get out of each other's way, especially if another car is coming from the opposite direction. I often wonder why anyone would bike on that road when there are so many other places to ride more safely. One wiggle from the bicyclist, one swerve to get out of their way and then a swerve to get back on the right side of the road if another car is coming around the bend, and this is the result.
Christina DeLauro October 07, 2013 at 07:45 AM
It's called, drive like you're on a country road, cause you are. Maybe people ride their bikes on that road because they live there ? Everyone needs to slow down and enjoy the scenery. Especially you Babs Feldman.
Melissa October 07, 2013 at 02:51 PM
You are right that drivers need to slow down, but bicyclists also need to remember that they are sharing the roadway with vehicles much bigger than their bikes. Three Mile Harbor Road would not be my first choice for a relaxing, take in the scenary, kind of bike ride.
Nanci e. LaGarenne October 07, 2013 at 04:59 PM
two words: Bike Lane. the time is now. let's step up and be a real people centered Town.
Barbara Feldman October 08, 2013 at 10:23 PM
@Christina I don't know who you are, but I stick to the speed limit. AND I rode a bike for years. AND I live in the Springs. That's why I know Three Mile Harbor is not the road to be biking on. Perhaps you have nothing better to do with your day than enjoy the scenery. I am working and when I am driving I am going somewhere, not cruising around looking at whatever. My eyes are on the road and there is a reason I am in that car. Bikers need to remember that they don't own the road; they are sharing it with those four wheeled machines called cars. FYI most of them ride with their heads down in order to get as much speed as possible. And don't call me Babs.
MARTIN DREW October 13, 2013 at 01:59 PM
@ Babs Feldman - it's called - give bikers a "Brake" ....pedal ... You know- the one next to the gas pedal ...slow down ... Gives bikers a brake ... You'll save a life ... Yield ... Clever words in the driving handbook ...share ... The road ... A concept .. I know you're at odds with ... The bad result is death and guilt ...who wants to live with killing a bicyclist in haste in going somewhere ... Slow down .. Give bicyclist a brake ... Sounds like good advice to me.. ESP. when bike lanes don't exist ... And common sense must ..
Christina DeLauro October 16, 2013 at 07:06 AM
Hey Babs, you stated that when you are driving, you are going somewhere. No shit Sherlock ! Problem with you is that you are a self important ass that shouldn't even be on the road. You are a road rage case, and everyone knows it. And yeah, slow down and enjoy the scenery you old fool. You are not in the city any more. God forbid one of your precious mutts got out and were hit by a car. Who's fault would it be then ? You hypocritical ass !

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