Southold man struck by car as he crossed Main Road

09/25/2012 4:20 PM |

KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO | A man was airlifted to Stony Brook after he was struck crossing Main Road in Southold Tuesday morning.

A 72-year-old Southold man was struck by a car while crossing the street at the intersection of Main Road and Youngs Avenue shortly after 9 a.m. Tuesday, Southold Town police said.

George Hoffner was crossing near the IGA when he was hit by a vehicle that had been traveling south on Youngs and was turning left to head east on Main Road.

First responders transported Mr. Hoffner to a field at the corner of Youngs Avenue and Route 48, where he was transported via Medivac helicopter to Stony Brook University Medical Center for what police deemed, non-life threatening injuries.

The driver of the vehicle, Henry Oman, 74, of Cutchogue, said he did not see Mr. Hoffner in the crosswalk due to sun glare. He was not injured in the accident, police said.

KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO | A Southold ambulance brought the victim to a field off Route 48, where a helicopter could land to transport him to the hospital.

KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO | The Medicac helicopter leaves for the hospital.