In one five-minute period alone this morning, the East Hampton Village Ambulance Association answered three calls, two of them for motor vehicle accidents, reports The East Hampton Star.
The most serious of them according to Dan's Papers, was a three-car collision (not two, as originally reported) involving a 2002 Subaru Forrester and a 2008 Ford Explorer, which crashed while both were headed north, causing the Forrester to collide head on with a 2008 Chevrolet utility truck on Route 114 north of Stephen Hands Path, at 11:47. It took the East Hampton Fire Department's heavy rescue squad to pull some of the people from the vehicles. The driver of the Subaru and the driver of the utility truck were airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital, and are listed in stable condition.
The other calls to which the EH Ambulance Association responded involved a pedestrian struck by a car on Newtown Lane in front of Mary's Marvelous and an injury on Three Mile Harbor Road.
Rounding out the accidents requiring assistance in the area, per The Star:
- The Sag Harbor Volunteer Ambulance Corps was dispatched to assist a man who fell off a ladder on North Haven;
- The Amagansett Fire Department was sent to an E.M.S. call, also for a fall;
- The Southampton Fire Department responded to a fire on North Main Street in Southampton Village.