Serious Accident on County Road 39

Posted on 25 May 2009

On Monday, May 25, at around 4:19 a.m., the Southampton Village Police Department responded to the scene of a two car accident on County Road 39 at the intersection of North sea Road. One of the vehicles was a Home Town taxi cab. Police say Ihsan Peker, 31, of Southampton was driving the cab and had recently picked up four passengers from the Pink Elephant, a nightclub in Southampton.

According to police, as Peker attempted to make a left turn into the 7-11 parking lot, a 2001 Hyundai, operated by Ryan Rozynski, 18, of Shirley, struck the cab.

The Southapton Village Volunteer Ambulance and the Southampton Volunteer Ambulanc transported all six injured people from the accident to Southampton Hospital. A short time later on of the injured was airlifted to Stony Brook Hospital and another was transported by ambulance. Police say both persons are in critical condition. Two others at Southampton Hospital were listed in stable condition. Peker was treated and released with only minor injuries and was given a summons for failing to obey a traffic device. Rozynski was also treated for minor injuries and was charged driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor. He will be arraigned on Teusday morning, May 26.

Police say the accident is still under investigation and additional charges are likely.

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