Man airlifted to hospital after Cutchogue crash

01/02/2013 3:33 PM |

BETH YOUNG PHOTO | Police at the scene of the Wednesday afternoon crash on Main Road in Cutchogue.

One man was taken by helicopter to Stony Brook University Medical Center after his car crashed into a telephone pole and then a tree in front of the Cutchogue New Suffolk Library just after 2 p.m. Wednesday, Southold Police said.

Officers on the scene said the man suffered head and possible chest injuries when his Ford sedan veered off the road while traveling eastbound, then struck the pole and a street sign and became wedged on the sidewalk between a tree and a hedge in front of the library.

The eastbound lane of Route 25 was closed for several minutes while the car was removed from the scene. Police said they weren’t yet sure what caused the man to lose control of his vehicle.