Driver Leaves Accident, Then Flips SUV in Springs

Driver flown to Stony Brook University Medical Center after crash Saturday morning.

A Medevac was called out to East Hampton on Saturday morning after a driver crashed in two places along Three Mile Harbor-Hog Creek Road just before 3:40 a.m.

First Assistant Chief Ben Miller said he arrived at the location of the reported accident in front of , at 367 Three Mile Harbor-Hog Creek Road, though he found no car, only evidence of a crash — broken glass, a tree and a telephone pole pushed over, and telephone wires hanging.

As it turned out, the driver kept on going and ended up flipping his Nissan sport utility vehicle two to three times, Miller said, near Pig Pen Produce, at 240 Three Mile Harbor-Hog Creek Road.

"What I gathered was that the driver was headed south on Three Mile Harbor-Hog Creek Road and he hit the pole, but the car kept going so he turned around and headed north toward the village," Miller said.

However, the tire may have gone flat. Miller said he noticed some scraping on the pavement, before where the SUV hit an embankment on the side of the road, causing it to roll over.

The driver was already out of the SUV when Miller arrived. units responded, as well.

Fire department personnel decided to send the driver to Stony Brook University Medical Center by helicopter due "the mechanism of injury," Miller said.

Police have not released the driver's name and his condition is not known.

Later on Saturday, the fire department also responded to a pedestrian accident on Three Mile Harbor-Hog Creek Road, near Gann Road.

Miller said an adult woman was walking with friends on the side of the road when she was struck. She suffered minor injuries to the shoulder, he said.

The fire chief said it appeared the car that hit her was trying to pass another car that was making a turn. He noted there is not much of a shoulder on that stretch of road.

Check back for more information on these accidents when police are available to comment. In the meantime, if you know the driver or the pedestrian in either accident, please let us know how they are doing.

Bean September 03, 2012 at 03:20 PM
"North toward the village" ???. Ok remember breathe in and breathe out three times, that's it, there ya go. S.T.F.D., we're goin nowhere fast.
SadderBudweiser September 03, 2012 at 04:53 PM
And how did JP die? Ummm. Oh yeah.
Taylor K. Vecsey September 06, 2012 at 03:11 PM
Please note: This story has been updated.
Gail Simons September 06, 2012 at 04:24 PM
Wise words as always from the eternally beautiful Nanci! What planet is everyone living on that we don't have bike and foot paths EVERYWHERE? Hello?!? Not just for human safety, but for the conservation of our planet! More people could cut down on their carbon footprint by walking and biking if it was made more appealing and safe to do so. F'ing duh!
maryb September 07, 2012 at 12:47 PM
Well said Nanci !


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