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Driver Airlifted After Turnpike Rollover

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The Sag Harbor Fire Department responded to the scene of a rollover early Saturday. Michael Heller

 

 

The driver of a car that rolled over on the Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike early Saturday, July 5, was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital for treatment of undisclosed injuries.

The victim was extricated from the vehicle by members of the Sag Harbor Fire Department, who were called to the scene shortly after 5:30 a.m. Witnesses at the scene speculated that the driver may have fallen asleep at the wheel.

The Southampton Town Police Department is investigating.

Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike Closed After Two Car Accidents

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A three vehicle accident took place Tuesday morning near the intersection of the Bridgehampton Turnpike and Scuttlehole Road. Photo by Stephen J. Kotz.

A three vehicle accident took place Tuesday morning near the intersection of the Bridgehampton Turnpike and Scuttlehole Road. Photo by Stephen J. Kotz.

By Tessa Raebeck

The Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike is shut down, with the road blocked off from Huntington Crossway to Scuttle Hole Road, after two accidents occurred during the morning of Tuesday, May 20.

A single car accident on the turnpike sent the driver to the hospital with a broken leg. Photo by Steven Kotz.

A single car accident on the turnpike sent the driver to the hospital with a broken leg. Photo by Stephen J. Kotz.

Sometime around 8 a.m. a southbound construction truck towing a small cement mixer struck a northbound SUV in its driver side door. Another northbound car was pushed off the road to be parallel to the SUV on its passenger side. An ambulance was called, but an EMT at the scene said injuries did not appear to be serious.

Sergeant Howard Kalb with the Southampton Town Police Department said a tow truck was called for “some kind of trouble” with the cement  mixer, but confirmed there were no serious injuries.

A second accident also occurred on the turnpike earlier Tuesday at 5:52 a.m. when a northbound vehicle struck a pole just north of Hampton Court. The collision caused the telephone wires to become low hanging wires, but they were not knocked into the street. The driver, who had to be removed from the vehicle, suffered a broken leg, Sergeant Kalb said Tuesday.

For more information, call the Southampton Town Police Department at 631-728-3400.