Police officer swerves to avoid deer, strikes tree in Southold

07/07/2010 12:00 AM |

A Southold Police officer swerved off the road to avoid a deer and struck a tree on Main Bayview Road in Southold early Wednesday morning.
Richard Buonaiuto, 28, was responding to an alarm activation at 5:25 a.m. when he swerved to avoid hitting the deer near the Jacobs Lane intersection, police said.
He was transported to Eastern Long Island Hospital for treatment of a shoulder injury, police said.