Photography by Michael Heller
A serious motor vehicle accident at Ferry and Fresh Pond roads in North Haven resulted in one woman being airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital on Wednesday morning.
According to Sag Harbor Fire Department Police Chief Pete Garypie, police and fire departments were notified around 9 a.m. that a cesspool truck driving in the northbound lane and a Jeep traveling in the southbound lane on Ferry Road collided, although it was still being investigated by Southampton Town Police how the accident occurred. The lone passenger of the Jeep, a woman, was extracted by members of the fire and police departments and airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital, said Garypie. While the driver of the truck was not transported to a hospital by the Sag Harbor Volunteer Ambulance Corp., Chief Garypie said he was talking to his employer about getting checked out at a hospital.
As of 11 a.m. on Wednesday, the Lance Corporal Haerter Veterans Memorial Bridge remained closed to traffic while Southampton Town Police investigated the scene of the accident.